Three very different women—in terms of class, character, and attitude—set out to change their lives.
Delia (Kyra Sedgewick) escapes from an abusive husband. Greta (Parker Posey) risks her marriage on a new career. And Paula (Fairuza Balk) takes flight after a tragic accident. These women must overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles that confine them. But are they really on their way to making new lives—or are they just making new mistakes? As Greta’s father says, “Everyone has their own personal velocity.”
Personal Velocity won the Grand Jury Prize and Cinematography Award (Ellen Kuras) at Sundance in 2002, as well as the Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirt Awards of that year.