Price: $195.00

    Code: 2505

    Directed by Robert Greene
    2014, 86 minutes
    Purchase: $195 | Classroom rental: $95

    The roles women are expected to play in today's society, and the difficulties in balancing career and family, are the central issues deftly explored in Robert Greene's acclaimed documentary Actress. Using elements of melodrama and cinema verit', the film follows the travails of a former actress-turned-housewife as she prepares to make a comeback.

    Brandy Burre had a recurring role on HBO's The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. She left New York City to make a home with her boyfriend and their two children in Beacon, NY. When Brandy decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she's thoughtfully created crumbles around her.

    A mesmerizing documentary, Actress is a multi-faceted portrait of a complicated woman, performing the role of herself, in the complex story about starring in the movie of one's own life.

    Subjects & Collections

    Festivals & Awards

    Official Selection, Art of the Real
    Official Selection, International Documentary Film Festival, Official Selection
    Official Selection, True False Film Festival


    "Extraordinarily accomplished" Suggest the intimate grandeur and bitter irony of a Douglas Sirk romance come to life."-The New Yorker

    "Critics Pick! Astonishing."- Village Voice

    "An often brave collaboration between filmmaker and subject." - Wall Street Journal

    "Fascinating, compelling and highly recommended." - Educational Media Reviews Online

    "Fascinating. Viewers who have experienced similar difficulties in trying to juggle home and career will be intrigued."- Booklist