Madelines Madeline next in BUFS lineup

The line between performance and reality begins to blur in the latest offering by the Brock University Film Society.Madeline’s Madeline, an intense and challenging drama written and directed by Josephine Decker, will be screened at The Film House in downtown St. Catharines on Thursday, Oct. 11.Molly Parker stars as an experimental theatre director with newcomer Helena Howard as a gifted young performer.Madeline (Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious theatre troupe. When the ambitious director (Parker) pushes Madeline to weave her rich interior world and her troubled relationship with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting conflict rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives.The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls Howard “a once-in-a-generation talent.”The Boston Globe calls Madeline’s Madeline “one of the best films of the year, if also one of the hardest to initially get your head around.”Tickets are available at the Film House on the evening of screenings.General admission is $9 or $7 for members, plus tax. Memberships are available through The Film House website.Visit the BUFS web page for a full list of this season’s selections. A calendar of films coming to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre over the next couple of months is posted on The Film House website. Look for the red B that indicates a BUFS-hosted screening.For more than 40 years, the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film has hosted the film society (previously known as a series) to bring some of the best in independent, international and Canadian cinema to St. Catharines.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> read more