(A Women's History Month Special)
Sponsored by the New York Film and Video Council and the Flaherty
Robert Greene, 2014, 87 min
Brandy Burre had a recurring role on HBO’s The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. When she decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she’s carefully created crumbles around her. Using elements of melodrama and cinema verité, Actress is both a present tense portrait of a dying relationship and an exploration of a complicated woman, performing the role of herself, in a complex-yet-familiar story. It’s a film about starring in the movie of your life. This is what happens when we break the rules.
Q&A with director Robert Greene and subject Brandy Burre followed by a reception sponsored by the New York Film and Video Council.