One of the Leading Lights of American Independent Filmmaking
In Person at the IFC Center Friday, Oct. 28-Sunday, Oct. 30
For Special Benefit Screenings;
All Proceeds Go to The Red Cross
“While many young directors, too many to lament by name, delight in repeating themselves, Rebecca Miller has expanded her territory and widened her range with each of her films… In a world where independent ventures can be as monotonous as studio sequels, it’s heartening to see a filmmaker willing to deal with situations and issues that stray from the norm.”
– Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
The IFC Center is proud to present “A REBECCA MILLER WEEKEND AT IFC CENTER,” a three-day special benefit event spotlighting one of American cinema’s most distinctive and poetic voices, Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30 at the IFC Center. Writer-director Rebecca Miller will appear in person at special screenings of her three features and discuss her work. Selected cast members are also expected to appear. The opening night screening will be followed by a reception at the Waverly at IFC Center. Proceeds from the weekend will go to The Red Cross.
Rebecca Miller studied painting at Yale University, then moved to New York City, where she showed her paintings at the Leo Castelli and Victoria Munroe Galleries. She then began a brief career as an actress, appearing in such films as Regarding Henry, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, and Consenting Adults. In 1991, Miller wrote and directed a short film called Florence, which caught the attention of the Cincinnati Ensemble Theater. They invited her to direct a revival of her father Arthur Miller’s 1964 play “After the Fall.”
In 1995, she wrote and directed her first feature film, ANGELA, which won the Gotham Award and the Filmmakers Trophy and Cinematography (Ellen Kuras) awards at Sundance that year. She also won the Open Palm Award from IFP/NY.
Miller’s second feature, PERSONAL VELOCITY, is composed of three short films starring Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey and Fairuza Balk. Each story is based on a chapter from Miller’s acclaimed literary debut, a collection of short stories (of the same name) published by Grove Press in 2001. PERSONAL VELOCITY won the Dramatic Competition Grand Jury Prize and the Excellence in Cinematography Award (Ellen Kuras) at Sundance in 2002 and was released to critical acclaim later that year. Personal Velocity also won the John Cassavetes Award for Outstanding Achievement at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards.
Her latest film, THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Catherine Keener, was released in March 2005. Among her other credits are the screenplay for John Madden’s adaptation of John Aubern’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins and currently in release; and A Woman Who, a book of her drawings.
ANGELA (1995) – Fri. Oct. 28 at 7:00
PERSONAL VELOCITY (2002) – Sat. Oct. 29 at 7:00
THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE (2005) – Sun. Oct. 30 at 7:00
Rebecca Miller will introduce each screening and be present for a Q&A afterwards.
IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas at West 3rd Street,
box office: 212 924-7771.
For showtimes and more information, visit ifccenter.com .
Tickets online at movietickets.com .