Actress

In Attendance

Robert Greene, subject Brandy Burre

About the Film

Approaching documentary as melodrama, director Robert Greene presents this mesmerizing portrait of a woman who finds herself having to choose between family and career. Actress Brandy Burre was on the verge of breakout success with a recurring part on HBO’s The Wire when she discovered she was pregnant. Putting acting to the side, she fled the city for the suburbs to begin a family. A few years later, dissatisfied despite her best efforts to embrace her new role, the compelling Burre seeks a comeback, ultimately upsetting the fragile balance of her present domestic life in unpredictable ways.

About the Director

Robert Greene's previous film, Fake it So Real, was named one of the 15 best films of 2012 by Richard Brody at The New Yorker and one of the best documentaries of the year by Roger Ebert. His second film, Kati With an I, was nominated for a Gotham Award for "Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You" in 2010. He has worked as an editor on features, including Listen Up Philip, Lenny Cooke, and Approaching the Elephant, and as a writer for Sight & Sound and Filmmaker Magazine. Actress is his fourth feature.
 

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