Thu, Sep 27
Writer/Director: Josephine Decker; Cast: Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July; 90 min., NR
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. “One of the year’s headiest, most dazzlingly assured movie going experiences.” —Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times.