23 June 2019 5:30pm
concession £7, members £6.50
Length: 93 mins
Director: Josephine Decker
Cast: Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July
Madeline (Helena Howard) finds solace from her troubled home life with her single mother (Miranda July) at experimental theatre group headed by the svengali-like Evangeline (Molly Parker). But when she is pushed to mine her trauma for the troupe’s latest piece, she is sent on a dark journey of self-discovery that tests the space between fantasy and reality.
Josephine Decker, one of America’s best new filmmakers, asks challenging questions about the human cost of creating art, with vivid visuals and fantastical narrative structure.
Disturbing and seductive, Madeline’s Madeline is ambitious and relevant filmmaking.
“If for no other reason, see it now to be on the ground floor at the unveiling of a new star: Helena Howard.”★★★★ – Empire Magazine
“Helena Howard is the real deal, and so is Madeline. That this is her first performance is nothing short of revolutionary.” ★★★★ – MUBI
“At once intimidatingly dense and breezily concise, uncompromisingly experimental and riotously entertaining.” – Sight & Sound