The Pratt Film Society Presents Madeline’s Madeline
October 9, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Director Josephine Decker will be in attendance.
Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop’s ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives. Anchored by a virtuoso performance from newcomer Helena Howard, whose powerful screen presence commands attention, Josephine Decker’s film displays a rare sensitivity for capturing the messy struggles of discovering a sense of self that defies easy narrative categorization.