WHO’S IN IT?
Helena Howard (film debut), Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know), Molly Parker (Hollywoodland), Okwui Okpokwasili (The Hoax), Julee Cerda (The Great Gilly Hopkins), Sunita Mani (The Unspeakable Act), Felipe Bonilla (Writer’s Block), Lisa Tharps (Applesauce), Curtiss Cook (Shutter Island), Reynaldo Piniella (Broken City)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Josephine Decker (Butter on the Latch), director, writer, editor; Donna di Novelli (film debut), writer; Elizabeth Rao (Thou Wast Mild and Lovely), producer, editor; Krista Parris (The Fly Room), producer; Caroline Shaw (To Keep The Light), composer; Ashley Connor (Funny Bunny), cinematographer; Harrison Atkins (Lace Crater), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Madeline (Howard) is a lonely teenager, who finds comfort in her local professional acting troupe. When she is encouraged by her theatre director Evangeline (Parker) to take inspiration from her own life, she finds that the line between performance and her true self is starting to blur…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Witness and marvel at the ambitious experimentation by filmmaker Josephine Decker, whose inspiration for the film came from seeing young actor Helena Howard perform an emotional monologue, and was left in tears afterwards.