Madeline’s Madeline is the reason why I love the programming for the Sundance’s NEXT section. Madeline’s Madeline is the reason why I love micro-indie. Madeline’s Madeline is the reason why the rules of cinema are meant to be melded, folded, molded, rejuvenated, shaped and bent out of shape. Madeline’s Madeline confirms what we already saw in her previous features. Josephine Decker has officially arrived (although I’d argue she was already on film fest programmers radar, select critic folk and ours as well) and this masterwork (picked up by O-Scope) might just be the best American independent film offering of 2018. We were on hand for the world preem athe Library theatre with cast and crew (see vid above) and we caught up with the film for a second viewing (see Helena Howard vid below). We’ll also be publishing a quick sit down with Josephine sometime this week.
Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).