Madeline’s Madeline at Brattle Theatre

Repeats every day.
Friday, September 14, 2018 through Sunday, September 16, 2018
5:00pm 7:00pm
Friday, September 14, 2018 9:30pm
Repeats every day.
Saturday, September 15, 2018 through Sunday, September 16, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018 1:00pm 9:30pm
Repeats every day.
Monday, September 17, 2018 through Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:30pm
Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:00pm

Theatrical Premiere Engagement!

Filmmaker in Person at Saturday’s 7:00 Show!

Friday, September 14 – Thursday, September 20

(2018) dir Josephine Decker w/Helena Howard, Miranda July, Molly Parker [93 min; DCP]
Madeline got the part! She’s going to play the lead in a theater piece! Except the lead wears sweatpants like Madeline’s. And has a cat like Madeline’s. And is holding a steaming hot iron next to her mother’s face – like Madeline is.

Madeline (newcomer Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop’s ambitious director (Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (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.

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 film displays a rare sensitivity for capturing the messy struggles of discovering a sense of one’s self that defies easy narrative categorization.

Official Selection, Independent Film Festival Boston 2018

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