August 2, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Oscilloscope Laboratories invite you and a guest to attend a special advance screening of

Madeline's Madeline

Written & Directed by Josephine Decker
Produced by Krista Parris and Elizabeth Rao

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


"A complete reimagination of moviemaking... filled with the urgent drive for artistic creation—as well as with the practicalities and pitfalls, the sincere ardor and the manipulations, deceptions and delusions, that the worldly ways of art entail."
- Richard Brody, THE NEW YORKER

"This is one of the boldest and most invigorating American films of the 21st century."
- David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE

"The best film I saw at Sundance. Featuring a star making turn from Helena Howard, Josephine Decker’s film deconstructs the very nature of a closed work of art."

"Helena Howard is a fury to behold."
- Gregory Ellwood, THE PLAYLIST

"The viewing experience hits you like a fist... It bristles with ideas about race and class and inspiration and mental health while refusing to be a treatise on any one of those in particular."
- Alison Willmore, BUZZFEED

**2018 Sundance Film Festival - Official Selection**
**Berlinale 2018 - Forum**
**2018 BAMcinemaFest - Closing Night**

Opens at Landmark's Nuart Theatre in West L.A. on Friday, August 17th, 2018

About Madeline's Madeline

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 utilizes 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.

Provided courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories. Not rated. Running time: 94 minutes.

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago