Independent film Queen
Parker Posey –
Forget the huge movie stars, forget the glam and perfection. Come into the reality of good raw acting style. Visit with Ms. Parker Posey. Her two best independent films “Henry Fool (1997)” and “Broken English (2007)” are weird, off center and awe inspiring. Filmed a decade apart, they show the depth of characterization that make Posey the queen of indie actors. Generally you can’t go wrong simply following along with her list of film credits, from “Dazed and Confused” to “Kicking and Screaming” to “Fay Grim” to “House of Yes” to follow her career is to build upon a movement. Watching Posey is the same as watching an entire sector of Hollywood grow up.
Then you reach the mockumentary style of film making through Christoper Guest with whom Posey has made a number of films. Often ad-libed the development of such a variety of characters in these films proves Parker Posey to be an actress like no other. Her occasional delve into television for momentary quirky characters only heightens the level of independent spirit of her career. For a history course in independent film, start with a list of Posey’s films then branch off to follow the various directors.