CAST: Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July DIRECTOR: Josephine Decker TUESDAY FILM SERIES
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.
Watching a once-in-a-generation talent like Howard work at this early point feels like entering a tall building on the ground floor. There's little doubt she will escalate from here.Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
One of the year's headiest, most dazzlingly assured moviegoing experiences.Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
While the film won't be for those who like their narratives neatly laid out, those willing to experience something different are in for a compelling tug of war and outstanding performance from newcomer Howard.Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews