BUTTER ON THE LATCH
USA| 2013 | Documentary | 78 min
Writer, director, editor: Josephine Decker
Producers: Rachel Wolther, Laura Heberton
Cinematographer: Ashley Connor
Cast: Sarah Small, Isold Chae-Lawrence, Charlie Hewson
Synopsis: After a personal breakdown, a Brooklyn performance artist and her friend head to California to become immersed in a rustic camp atmosphere and to learn folk music and dance. But the intended escape devolves into a psychosexual drama that pushes their friendship – and sanity – to the edge. Butter on the Latch had its international premiere at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, with Decker's second film, Thou Wast Mild and Lovely. This vivid debut film is made with a restless, almost dreamlike energy.
Filmmaker bio: Starting her filmmaking career as a documentary producer, Josephine Decker is a performance artist, musician, and actor who appeared in three films directed by Joe Swanberg, Uncle Kent, Art History, and Autoerotic. After making her debut Butter on the Latch, she directed her second film, Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, which is playing at film festivals around the world.