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 andreality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three womens 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, Deckers film displays a rare sensitivity for capturing the messy struggles of discovering a sense of one's self that defies easy narrative categorization.
Check out www.lighthousefilmfestival.org for more information!
LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (View)
120 Long Beach Boulevard
Loveladies, NJ 08008
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|