6th DMZ Docs(2014)
I AM DOCU
Brandy Burre had a recurring role on HBO’s iconic drama The Wire when she got pregnant with the first of her two children. She gave up her career and moved to a small town to raise her new family with her partner, Tim. Things were fine for a while. But when Brandy decides to get back into acting, the foundations of her domestic life prove too fragile for her ambitions and the way she sees herself. As she tries to find balance between being a good mother and her desires for a life she once walked away from, Brandy is forced to make painful choices that will affect her family forever. 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. It’s a film about starring in the movie of your life. When a woman performs the roles of mother, wife and actor, what’s real? How far will Brandy go to remake her life? Actress chronicles what happens when we break the rules.
produced and edited over a dozen award-winning documentaries. Robert’s previous film, , 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 and was released in April 2011 to critical acclaim, including receiving a New York Times “Critics’ Pick.” Robert’s first feature Owning the Weather was released in 2009 after screening at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. He has contributed editing to many films and he also produced and edited Amanda Rose Wilder’s Approaching the Elephant. Actress (2014)
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