Personal Velocity

Personal Velocity
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Director:
Rebecca Miller

Runtime:
86 minutes

Cast

Kyra Sedgwick Delia Shunt
Parker Posey Greta Herskowitz
Fairuza Balk Paula
John Ventimiglia Narrator (voice)
Ron Leibman Avram Herskowitz
Wallace Shawn Mr. Gelb
David Warshofsky Kurt Wurtzle
Leo Fitzpatrick Mylert
Tim Guinee Lee
Patti D'Arbanville Celia

Year
2002


Synopsis

A tale of three women who have reached a turning point in their lives. Delia is a spirited, working-class woman from a small town in New York who leaves her abusive husband and sets out on a journey to reclaim the power she has lost. Greta is a sharp, spunky editor who is rotten with ambition. To spite the hated infidel ways of her father, she has settled into a complacent relationship and is struggling (not too hard) with issues of fidelity to her kind but unexciting husband. Finally Paula, who ran away from home and got pregnant, is now in a relationship she doesn't want. She's a troubled young woman who takes off on a journey with a hitchhiker after a strange, fateful encounter on a New York street. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.