Year: 2002
USA: Metro Goldwyn Mayer
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk, John Ventimiglia, David Warshofsky, Brian Tarantina, Mara Hobel, Leo Fitzpatrick, Tim Guinee, Wallace Shawn, Joel de la Fuente, Ron Leibman, Josh Phillip Weinstein, Ben Shenkman, Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Gilliam, David Patrick Kelly, Patti D'Arbanville, Michi Barall, Susan Blommaert, Nick Cubbler, Laura Finelli, Tim Hopper, Marceline Hugot, Sarah Morf, Nicole Murphy, Monica Paszkiewicz, Kaluska Poventud, Dean Strange, Angela Trento
Director: Rebecca Miller
Country: USA
USA & UK: 86 mins
USA Rated: R for brief violence, some strong sexuality and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, and moderate sex and violence
USA Release Date: 22 November 2002 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 28 March 2003


Based on Rebecca Miller's book of short stories, PERSONAL VELOCITY tells the affecting stories of three American women struggling to make sense of the lives they've found themselves living. The film won the Grand Jury Prize and Excellence in Cinematograpy Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2002.

Delia (Kyra Sedgwick) is a young mother stuck in an abusive relationship with her husband of twelve years. One night after he brutally beats her, Delia finally attempts to reclaim some of the power she's completely lost.

Greta (Parker Posey) is a cookbook editor at a crossroads in her life, 'rotten with ambition' and semi-srtruggling with issues of fidelity to her kind and unexciting husband.

Pauls (Fairuza Balk) is thrust into crisis after having a near-death experience. Driving to her mother's house in upstate New York, she picks up a hitchhiker, a badly beaten young boy, who helps her discover a new sense of spirit.

As each story unfolds, each woman finds herself forced to make a decision hat will change her life forever.