The emotional and physical demands placed on women in the performing arts, specifically in the realm of film and television, are some of the greatest pressures a person can face. Additionally, dividing their time between career and family is a dilemma many actresses — and many women in other professions — face throughout their lives. So when one actress tries to leave her home life behind and get back in the acting game, the task, we see in this exclusive new trailer for the documentary “Actress,” is not so easy.
From the film’s synopsis, courtesy of Cinema Guild: “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.”
Indiewire’s critic called the film,” A modern day ‘Sunset Boulevard.'” “Actress” opens November 7 in New York and will expand nationally. Check out the exclusive trailer below: