Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Geena Davis makes independent film debut at Tribeca

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oscar winning actress Geena Davis made her independent film debut at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and said the indie industry is more likely to provide more interesting roles for "older women" like herself.

Davis, 53, who has been acting in Hollywood for more than 25 years, plays a snarky mother -- struggling with the disintegration of her family and marriage after a car accident -- in the dark comedy "Accidents Happen."

"I'm not exempt from the phenomenon that happens to all actresses that age, where there's just fewer things out there," Davis told Reuters in an interview. "It becomes more and more difficult to find great parts."

Davis, who won an Academy Award for 1988's "The Accidental Tourist," has always acted in major studio productions.

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