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Personal Velocity

Film

Personal Velocity

MA 15+

In Praise of Parker Posey

14 Mar - 18 Mar

Adapted for the screen from her self-penned short stories, director Rebecca Miller cast Parker Posey, Kyra Sedgwick and Fairuza Balk as the women whose unconnected personal narratives drive the three separate stories in Personal Velocity.

In each segment, Greta (Posey), Delia (Sedgwick) and Paula (Balk) arrive at a critical juncture in their relationships and the way they define themselves and others. Miller’s assured film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

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  • Twenty-eight year old Greta Herskowitz (Posey) is listlessly coasting. Married for four years to ‘kind, funny’ Lee (Tim Guinee), Greta’s professional ambition has taken a hit since graduating from Harvard. She’s ‘busy’ editing 365 Ways to Cook Rice when a best-selling novelist, Thavi Mattola (Joel de la Fuente) asks to meet with her. The two bond over lunch and soon a promotion to senior editor is in the offing, but will her elevated professional status be enough for Greta to finally earn the approval of her father, successful lawyer and unrepentant egoist, Avram Herskowitz (Ron Liebman).

    Posey walks a fine dramatic line as a young woman who retains our sympathy even as she struggles to reconcile her ambivalence towards a demanding father, predictable husband and conflicted personal ambitions.

    “The richest performance of Parker Posey’s career” Entertainment Weekly