Robert Greene – Actress (2014)


Synopsis: Brandy Burre had a recurring role on HBO’s The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. When she decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she’s carefully created crumbles around her. Using elements of melodrama and cinema verité, ACTRESS is both a present tense portrait of a dying relationship and an exploration of a complicated woman, performing the role of herself, in a complex-yet-familiar story.

“Robert Greene’s extraordinary collaboration with actress Brandy Burre is a playful, provocative examination of self-performance. – Guy Lodge, Variety

“The effect is, by turns, playful and haunting: a modern reimagining of the “woman’s picture” that questions notions about nonfiction filmmaking.” – Steve Dollar, Wall Street Journal

“There are uncomfortable moments here in the mixing of observed and staged situations, many of which involve a special sense of the ironic, to be appreciated on multiple levels.” – Christopher Campbell, Nonfics

“…is Burre giving a ‘performance’ or using [Greene’s] camera as a life-altering confessional? The compelling but not exactly sympathetic portrait is one hell of a risky audition.” – Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews