Madeline's Madeline

Release Date: August 10th, 2018

DVD Release Date: January 15th, 2019

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Madeline has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother 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 goes through all three women's lives.

Cast: Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July, Okwui Okpokwasili, Felipe Bonilla, Lisa B. Tharps, Sunita Mani, Curtiss Cook

Director: Josephine Decker

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Bow and Arrow Entertainment, Forager Films

Keywords: 2010s , Rise , Fall , Friend , Creative , New York City , Tense , Mother , Car , Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Anthony KaufmanScreen International

    It’s a distinctive world that Decker and her team have created. Among this year’s coming-of-age films, it’s got to be one of the most original. But it’s also one of the more perplexing. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Ms. Howard is nothing less than mesmerizing. She seems to be giving a master class in unswerving focus and absolute simplicity. It’s a superb piece of acting about acting, and a harbinger of great things to come in this young actor’s future. show more

  • 80
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Madeline’s Madeline is both heady and head-scratching. Anyone who has ever taken an acting class and witnessed the psychodramas brewed there will relate to this bubbling kettle of raw, unleashed emotions stirred up in shifting power grabs. show more

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