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Independent Film Series

Frontier's Independent Film Series brings quality, talent-driven films with strong artistic vision to Frontier's big screen.

Description

Madeline’s Madeline
Directed by Josephine Decker
Cast: Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
1hr 34mins

Madeline got the part! She’s going to play the lead in a theater piece! Except the lead wears sweatpants like Madeline’s. And has a cat like Madeline’s. And is holding a steaming hot iron next to her mother’s face – like Madeline is.

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.

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, Decker’s film displays a rare sensitivity for capturing the messy struggles of discovering a sense of one’s self that defies easy narrative categorization.

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Showtime

Fri Sept 21 | 3pm
Sat Sept 22 | 3pm, 7pm
Sun Sept 23 | 7pm*
Tues Sept 25 | 3pm
Wed Sept 26 | 3pm
Thurs Sept 27 | 3pm
*special Art House Theater Day screening

Price

  • Evening (5pm and after) | $9
  • Senior/Student/Child | $8
  • Matinee (before 5pm) | $7