Actress (LA premiere w/ director Robert Greene in conversation with AJ Schnack)

Co-presented by Acropolis Cinema

​Acclaimed documentarian Robert Greene in conversation with AJ Schnack (Kurt Cobain: About a Son; co-founder of Field of Vision) following the screening!

Brandy Burre had a recurring role on The Wire when she got pregnant with the first of her two children. She gave up her career and moved to Beacon, NY. Things were fine for a while. But when she decides to get back into acting, the foundations of her domestic life–as seen by Greene, her then neighbor–prove too fragile for her ambitions. This empathetically framed, verité portrait is a film about starring in your own life. With all these roles to perform, what’s real?

“Burre’s story is the stuff of classic melodrama, and that’s how Greene, astonishingly, films it: his images, with their shrieking colors and vertiginous geometry, suggest the intimate grandeur and bitter irony of a Douglas Sirk romance come to life.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Dir. Robert Greene, 2014, DCP, 86 min.

Watch the trailer!