Madeline's Madeline

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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.

Writer/director Josephine Decker has long been an independent filmmaker to admire, utilizing a welcome expressionistic approach that imbues her subjects with a vibrant sense of urgency. Anchored by a virtuoso performance from newcomer Helena Howard, whose powerful screen presence commands attention, Decker's vital exploration of the thin lines between illness and artistry displays a rare sensitivity for capturing the messy struggles of discovering a sense of one's self that defies easy narrative categorization.

Mon. 1/22, 3:00 p.m., PC Library, PC
Tue. 1/23, 2:30 p.m., MARC, PC
Wed. 1/24, 9:00 p.m., Park Ave., PC
Fri. 1/26, 6:00 p.m., SLC Library, SLC
Sat. 1/27, 3:15 p.m., Holiday 2, PC

YEAR 2018

SECTION NEXT

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 94 min

COMPANY Parris Pictures

EMAIL kristaparris@gmail.com

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Josephine Decker

Part of Time Warner's OneFifty, Sundance Institute’s New Frontier lab, and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Josephine Decker was said to be ushering in a “new grammar” of narrative by The New Yorker. She premiered her first two narrative features at the Berlinale Forum 2014 to rave reviews. Her documentary and music video work has shown at the Museum of the City of New York and on Netflix, PBS, and MTV.