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Parker Posey: Queen of Sundance

Ok, I admit it. I have a crush on Parker Posey. Not a romantic crush. Just a cinematic one. I think she’s brilliant. I love her acidic snarl and doe-like eyes. She has millimeter-perfect dramatic timing. So, I sort of swooned when I got to meet her for two seconds in the press line at Sundance in 2007. She was there for two movies, Broken English and Fay Grim. Both really good films, and she excelled in both. Here’s an excerpt from the piece I wrote in heliomag.com:

If Sundance has an aristocracy (go figure) then Parker Posey is the Queen of the festival. Sure, there are others, ingenues and waifs, divas and dames, but none commands the elements of raw emotion and sharp comedy in such achingly easy juxtaposition as Posey, and has done so time and time again at a festival that has come to define independent cinema in the US. In a year of few standouts (no “Little Miss Sunshine”, no “Hustle and Flow”) but plenty of seven figure acquisitions, Posey has once again gracefully entered the ballroom with her signature poise and class.

Read the whole article here.

Movie Poster for Broken English

Movie Poster for Fay Grim


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