By Britt Bickel

Academy Award-nomited actress Sally Kirkland spoke with Gary Bryan this morning about her new short film called Posey appearing in the 7th Annual Indie Fest USA Int’l Film & Music Festival at Garden Grove from Oct. 24-27.

Sally, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1987 for her title role in Anna, tells us about taking on the “heart-touching” role in Posey. She plays a grandmother living with Alzheimer’s who rebels against being taken in to assisted living by her granddaughter.

She doesn’t get along with anyone at the facility, so Posey runs away to a beach, where she falls asleep and dreams she’s in a Bollywood dance with others from the assisted living and gradually begins to “fall in love with them.”

On what it’s like being involved with independent films and festivals like Indie Fest, Sally said she’s been having a blast taking her short film on the road.

“It is a blast – it’s like being on a rock and roll tour,” she laughed. “I used to travel with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Review and I’d feel like a rock star right now.”

You can catch Sally’s film Posey screening at The 7th annual Indie Fest, which is an “exciting and entertaining eclectic mix of  outstanding independent films from the US and International filmmakers and over 14 local and regional bands and solo artists in genres including rock, alt. rock, jazz, folk, cover and indie.”

For tickets and more information on the festival, click here. Listen to our complete interview with Sally below.


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