People: Feb. 3, 1997

A POCKETFUL OF POSEY

Here's a quick way to tell you're watching a mid-1990s independent film: PARKER POSEY is in it. The poised but perky 28-year-old was the toast of last week's Sundance Film Festival, appearing in three films, one of which Miramax bought for $2 million. Posey's characters range from a wisecracking temp to a chain-smoking music publicist to a mentally ill woman with a Jackie O. fixation. Having been in at least 15 independent films since she left As the World Turns four years ago, Posey is something of an expert on the genre. "I'm not crazy about the...

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