February 9, 2015
This extraordinary documentary collaboration between actress Sandy Burre ("The Wire") and filmmaker Robert Greene is a playful and provocative examination of a complicated woman and the nature of performance.
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 complex-yet-familiar story.
"A playful, provocative examination of self-performance." - Guy Lodge, Variety
"Fast, alive, ever-changing. One of the greatest documentaries I've ever seen." - Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The effect is, by turns, playful and haunting: a modern reimagining of the "woman's picture" that questions notions about nonfiction filmmaking." - Steve Dollar, Wall Street Journal
"Mr. Greene's impressionistic style and rough, off-center compositions create an atmosphere of intimacy, as if the viewer were being invited to read Ms. Burre's diary or her mind." - A.O. Scott, New York Times
- Director: Robert Greene
- Country: USA
- Year: 2014
- Running Time: 86 Minutes
- Website: http://www.actressfilm.com/
- Language: English