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Actress2014

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  • 4.0
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 verite, 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.

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Brandy is a overwhelmingly vulnerable, in turns anxious and heady. I think any woman who has had to make decisions, choices between, being a partner and pursuing a passion will connect very strongly with this.