Screening: Sunday, May 6th, 2018, 9:45pm
Directed by Josephine Decker
Starring Helena Howard, Miranda July, and Molly Parker
Running Time: 93 mins
Synopsis: Madeline is dedicated to her theatre workshop. Much to the worry of her protective mother (Miranda July), she has become an integral part of a prestigious, progressive, and experimental theatre troupe in the city, one that emphasizes movement, commitment, and an intense focus on authenticity. When the workshop’s ambitious theater director (Molly Parker) pushes teenage Madeline to weave her troubled history and rich interior world into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur in surprising and potentially destructive ways, spiraling out of the safe rehearsal space and into her everyday interactions.
“The narrative might be shattered, but the film’s slipstream of emotion is powerful and inescapable.” – Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice
“This is one of the boldest and most invigorating American films of the 21st century.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire