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This thoroughly compelling and at times thoroughly unnerving new film by Robert Greene (Fake It So Real) is a documentary that feels like intimate melodrama. Brandy Burre had a recurring role on HBO’s The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. After a few years of life in the country, she decides to return to acting, and sets the denouement of her relationship in motion. As she comes apart on camera in varying shades of drama, it's never clear at what level this film may simply be the next role. A Cinema Guild release.
Art of the Real 2014
True/False Film Festival 2014
“Actress is, above all, a triumph of cinematography: Greene’s calmly unsparing images, with their canny framing and sense of shadow and color, set the self-conscious Burre in a fiction-centered schema akin to a Douglas Sirk melodrama.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker