Afs Presents Actress

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Afs Presents Actress

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This month's Doc Nights film is ACTRESS, one of the Academy Award's shortlisted documentary films for 2014. After the film, we'll have a Q&A via video conference with the film's subject, Brandy Burre. Brandy Burre had a recurring role as Theresa D'Agostino on HBOʼs 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. 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. 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. Itʼs a film about starring in the movie of your life.

By: Austin Film Society