Directed by Josephine Decker

Directed by Josephine Decker

7 Episodes

Sensuous, dreamlike, and charged with discomfiting sexuality, the experimental psychodramas of actor and filmmaker Josephine Decker (MADELINE’S MADELINE, SHIRLEY) are bracing explorations of the complex power dynamics at play in intense relationships. Her singular style—marked by heightened sound design, viscerally woozy visuals, and a unique approach to performance—are on display in her first two features, the hypnotic thriller BUTTER ON THE LATCH and earthy erotic idyll THOU WAST MILD AND LOVELY. Awash in a spellbinding mood all their own, these films—presented alongside the self-reflexive documentary Flames and a selection of shorts—announced the arrival of one contemporary independent cinema’s most thrillingly original voices.

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Directed by Josephine Decker
  • Butter on the Latch

    Episode 1

    Directed by Josephine Decker • 2013 • United States
    Starring Sarah Small, Isolde Chae-Lawrence, Charlie Hewson

    Josephine Decker’s senses-stunning debut feature is a mysterious, erotic portrait of Sarah (Sarah Small), a frantic young woman who leaves the city for the apparent safety of a Balkan-m...

  • Thou Wast Mild and Lovely

    Episode 2

    Directed by Josephine Decker • 2014 • United States
    Starring Joe Swanberg, Sophie Traub, Robert Longstreet

    Josephine Decker’s acclaimed sophomore feature unfolds with the lyricism and inexorable sense of tragedy of an Appalachian murder ballad. Indie director Joe Swanberg delivers a beautifully ...

  • Flames

    Episode 3

    Directed by Zefrey Throwell and Josephine Decker • 2017 • United States
    Starring Josephine Decker, Zefrey Throwell, Michael Melamedoff

    Filmed over five years, FLAMES follow real-life couple Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell from the white-hot passion of a new love to the heartbreak of the bit...

  • Squeezebox

    Episode 4

    Directed by Josephine Decker • 2010 • United States

    A girl experiences a strange and surreal encounter in an accordion shop.

  • Me the Terrible

    Episode 5

    Directed by Josephine Decker • 2012 • United States
    Starring Lisa Diaz, Adriana Disman, Maggie Marion

    With her trusted teddy bear in tow, a young pirate sets out to conquer the island of Manhattan in this exuberantly imaginative DIY fantasia.

  • First Day Out

    Episode 6

    Directed by Josephine Decker • 2016 • United States

    The words of formerly incarcerated men form the soundtrack to this bracing experimental dance film.

  • The Mask Task

    Episode 7

    Directed by Josephine Decker • 2018 • United States

    Josephine Decker employs uncanny masks, intricate sound design, and choreography inspired by Japanese butoh to create a visceral exploration of fear, stress, and childhood development.