Josephine Decker

Josephine Decker’s latest feature Shirley, starring Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young and Logan Lerman, premiered in competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is released on Hulu, VOD and participating drive-ins June 5, 2020. Her previous feature, Madeline’s Madeline, world premiered at Sundance 2018; it was hailed as a “mind-scrambling masterpiece” and was nominated for Best Picture at IFP’s Gotham Awards and for two Independent Spirit Awards. Josephine premiered her first two narrative features, Thou Wast Mild and Lovely and Butter on the Latch, at the Berlinale Forum 2014 to critical acclaim. She also explores collaborative storytelling via TV directing, documentary making, performance art, accordion-playing, acting, teaching at CalArts and Princeton University, and leading artist residencies with the School of Making Thinking.

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Talks

The Way We Get By: Josephine Decker Takes Us on a Poetry Walk

By Josephine Decker | June 1, 2020

The Way We Get By: Josephine Decker Takes Us on a Poetry Walk

The director, whose new film Shirley is out this week, guides us through favorite works by Wallace Stevens, Rainer Maria Rilke and more.

Hannah Fidell (The Long Dumb Road) Talks with Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline) for the Talkhouse Podcast

By Hannah Fidell | August 9, 2018

Hannah Fidell (The Long Dumb Road) Talks with Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline) for the Talkhouse Podcast

Recorded at Sundance, the two director friends discuss their new films, race, childhood storytelling games, and much more.

“A Warrior Genius with a Child’s Brain in a Sex Goddess Body?”

By Josephine Decker | June 20, 2017

“A Warrior Genius with a Child’s Brain in a Sex Goddess Body?”

Writer-directors Josephine Decker, Deborah Kampmeier and Drew Denny discuss their differing and complicated feelings about Wonder Woman.

Josephine Decker (Thou Wast Mild and Lovely) Talks Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog

By Josephine Decker | October 28, 2015

Josephine Decker (Thou Wast Mild and Lovely) Talks Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog

This very personal documentary prompts a very personal response, as an actress and filmmaker recalls the life (and death) of her family's dog.

Josephine Decker (Butter on the Latch) Talks Luc Besson’s Lucy

By Josephine Decker | July 28, 2014

Josephine Decker (Butter on the Latch) Talks Luc Besson’s Lucy

The French director's new blockbuster is bright and bombastic, but also taps into profound questions about our existence.

Josephine Decker (Butter on the Latch) Talks Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent

By Josephine Decker | June 3, 2014

Josephine Decker (Butter on the Latch) Talks Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent

I argued with my boyfriend about Maleficent and my feelings about it all weekend. The best way I found of expressing my take on it is this...