Archive of films Personal Velocity / Personal Velocity

USA
2002, 86 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2003

Three stories about women struggling to make sense of their lives. Each of them is forced to make a decision – a decision which will change their lives forever. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and also the award for Excellence in Cinematography. 


Synopsis

Delia is a young mother stuck in an abusive relationship with her husband for the last twelve years. One night, after he brutally beats her, Delia finally attempts to reclaim some of the power she’s lost. Greta is an ambitious cook-book editor at the crossroads of life, trying to face the spectre of infidelity whilst enduring her relationship with her kind but dreary husband. And Paula is thrust into crisis after having a near-death experience. Driving to her mother’s home, she picks up a hitchhiker, a badly beaten young boy who helps her discover a new sense of spirit. Personal Velocity tells the stories of three women struggling to make sense of their lives. Each of them is forced to make a decision – a decision which will change their lives forever.

About the director

Rebecca Miller (b. 1962, Roxbury), the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller, studied painting, then had a brief career as an actress. In 1991 she directed her father’s play After the Fall at the Cincinatti Ensemble Theatre. After the short film Florence (1991) she directed her first feature Angela (1995), which won a couple of awards at Sundance. Personal Velocity is Miller’s second feature film, based on her book of short stories of the same name. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and also the award for Excellence in Cinematography. 

Contacts

Alliance Atlantis Pictures International
121 Bloor Street East, Suite 1500, ON M4W 3M5, Toronto
Canada
Tel: +1 416 967 1174
Fax: +1 416 967 1226
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.allianceatlantisfilms.com

InDigEnt Productions
, NY 100001, New York
United States of America
Tel: +1 212 929 7711
Fax: +1 212 929 7722
E-mail: [email protected]

Blue Magic Pictures
451 Greenwich Street, 7th Floor, NY 10013, New York
United States of America
Tel: +1 212 609 0580
Fax: +1 212 609 0586

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Rebecca Miller
Screenplay: Rebecca Miller
Dir. of Photography: Ellen Kuras
Music: Michael Rohaytn
Editor: Sabine Hoffman
Producer: Gary Winick, Lemore Syvan, Alexis Alexanian
Production: InDiGent Productions, Blue Magic Pictures
Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk, David Warshofsky, Tim Guinee
Contact: Alliance Atlantis Pictures International, InDigEnt Productions, Blue Magic Pictures
YouTube

© 2021 FILM SERVIS FESTIVAL KARLOVY VARY, a.s. [email protected] +420 221 411 011 All contacts

HistoryHistory GalleryGallery
HistoryHistory ContactsContacts
Archive of filmsArchive of films KVIFF TalksKVIFF Talks
Industry Days July 5 - July 8Industry Days July 5 - July 8 ContactsContacts
VideogalleryVideogallery GalleryGallery
ContactsContacts
HistoryHistory Festival GuideFestival Guide