Directed by Josephine Decker • 2018 • United States
Starring Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July
Josephine Decker’s psychodramatic revelation features a riveting debut performance from Helena Howard as Madeline, a teenage girl who has become an integral part of a prestigious experimental theater troupe. When the workshop’s ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes her to weave her rich inner world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur and the resulting battle between imagination and appropriation reverberates beyond the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives. Through a dense, expressionistic layering of sound and image, Decker evokes the messy internal struggle of discovering a sense of one’s self.