Josephine Decker

‘The Sky is Everywhere’ Interviews: Grace Kaufman, Jacques Colimon, Pico Alexander and Josephine Decker

The Sky is Everywhere is now on Apple TV+ and in select theaters. And whether you’re a fan of the book and going into this blind, there’s something in the adaptation to surprise you. Visually, because …magic, and emotionally, because …feelings. We had a chance to talk to stars Grace Kaufman, Jacques Colimon, Pico Alexander and director Josephine Decker about the movie, and our many, many feelings about it.
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‘The Sky Is Everywhere’ Director Josephine Decker Breaks Down That Breathtaking Flower Dance: “It Was A Really Special Win”

The Sky is Everywhere is not your typical YA coming-of-age story. When protagonist Lennie Walker (played by Grace Kaufman)—a high school girl working through the grief of the sudden death of her sister—falls for a cute, talented boy in honors bands, she is quite literally blown over by CGI music notes that emerge from his trumpet. When she feels her world crashing down around her, huge pieces of furniture start crashing down out of the sky. And when she falls in love with a boy over music, she finds herself surrounded by interpretative dancers in mesh bodysuits, covered in roses—the film’s most breathtaking scene.
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Empire Podcast #501: Josephine Decker, Ariana DeBose

We don't hang around here on the Empire Podcast. Less than a week after the epic celebration that was our 500th episode, we're already back in the podbooth, bringing you episode 501. And it's a belter, folks, as Chris Hewitt is joined by newly minted BAFTA and Oscar nominee, the wonderful West Side Story star, Ariana DeBose, for a chat that takes in Spielberg, auditions, British accents, SNL, and Hamilton, but which is mostly concerned with Nando's, and the consumption thereof. We're also joined this week by director Josephine Decker, who tells Amon Warmann all about her new film, the Apple TV+ original, The Sky Is Everywhere.
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The Sky Is Everywhere Review: Josephine Decker Offers an Aesthetically Imaginative, Narratively Banal View of Grief

There’s breathless, relentless energy to the work of Josephine Decker, a trait usually accompanied by a sense of the unexpected, never quite knowing where her narrative may turn or how her characters could express their mercurial emotions. Her latest film The Sky Is Everywhere, adapted by Jandy Nelson from her own novel, features a strong sense of the former without ever offering the latter. What results is an aesthetically imaginative, narratively banal YA adaptation hitting too-familiar beats despite its relatively invigorating style.

Josephine Decker Turned to a YA Drama to ‘Change Everything’ After ‘Extremely Hard’ Grief During ‘Shirley’

Josephine Decker knows it sounds a little weird — that the filmmaker behind such tone poems as “Thou Wast Mild & Lovely” and “Butter on the Latch” and internal dramas like “Madeline’s Madeline” and “Shirley” wanted to make an Apple-backed adaption of a popular YA novel for her fifth feature film — but it made perfect sense to her. “I remember calling my mom when I first got the movie and I was like, ‘I’m making my first happy movie, Mom. You’re going to love it. You’re going to be so excited to watch it!'” Decker said in a recent interview...

Josephine Decker On The Sky Is Everywhere, Grief, And Her All-Time Favorite Movie [Interview]

Josephine Decker ("Shirley," "Madeline's Madeline") has been making feature films since 2008, and has always been interested in exploring intense emotional states and raw, exposed feelings with a mixture of intensity and whimsy. In addition to making adorable short films like "Me, The Terrible," about a young girl going on an imaginary pirate adventure in the big city, Decker also once attended Marina Abramović's exhibition "The Artist is Present" and was escorted from the building for undressing in front of the artist. Two of Decker's features and several of her shorts are currently available on The Criterion Channel.

Grace Kaufman, Josephine Decker, Jacques Colimon & Pico Alexander on The Sky Is Everywhere, life, death, grief and what they’d take with them to the other side

To celebrate the eagerly-anticipated release of The Sky Is Everywhere, the adaptation of Jandy Nelson’s acclaimed novel, we sat down with the cast and director to find out all about this magical new film. Tucked among the magical redwood trees of Northern California and surrounded by her grandmother’s gargantuan...

‘The Sky Is Everywhere’ Trailer: Josephine Decker Tries Earnest, Romantic, Grief-Stricken YA For Apple In February

Will Josephine Decker ever stop surprising us? While her style isn’t for everyone, there are a lot of devotees of Decker’s free-form, immersive, and deeply personal experimental dramas (including this writer). Her last film, 2020’s “Shirley,” a seethingly interior take on the biopic formula, won over critics at the Sundance Film Festival that year, who praised it as her most ambitious to date.

Josephine Decker pivots to YA lite in the trailer for The Sky Is Everywhere

Though she’s primarily known for her borderline-experimental portraits of women with unruly psychologies, Josephine Decker is taking a hard left turn with her next feature. The director-writer behind such recent triumphs as Madeline’s Madeline and one-time LWLies cover film Shirley will switch things up by making a foray into the booming world of YA literature adaptations, bringing the teen-beloved novel The Sky Is Everywhere to the screen.

Trailer Watch: Josephine Decker and Grace Kaufman Bring “The Sky Is Everywhere” to the Screen

“There’s no more music in me. No more dreams in me,” says Grace Kaufman in a new trailer for “The Sky Is Everywhere.” “I’ve lost the one person on earth who understood me.” An adaptation of Jandy Nelson’s 2010 YA novel of the same name, Josephine Decker’s Apple TV+ film tells the story of Lennie (Kaufman, “Man with a Plan”), a 17-year-old girl mourning the loss of her older sister.