• Mouthpiece

    Directed by Patricia Rozema
    Canada | 90 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Modern Masters

  • Mouthpiece

    Directed by Patricia Rozema
    Canada | 90 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Modern Masters

Structurally daring and emotionally engrossing, gifted filmmaker Patricia Rozema (I've Heard the Mermaids Singing; Mansfield Park) probes a young woman’s conflicted relationship with her mother and the reflection of her mother’s choices on her own life.

Schedule

January 6, 2019 12:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

One of Canada’s most prolific and accomplished filmmakers, Patricia Rozema (I've Heard the Mermaids Singing; Mansfield Park) has turned her gifted eye toward adapting a stage play for the screen, and the result is one of the most inventive and emotionally compelling films of the year. After her mother’s sudden death, 30-year-old writer Cassandra (played by both Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava) tasks herself with writing the eulogy, despite the misgivings of her family. While assisting with the other arrangements, Cassandra revisits key incidents in her often contentious relationship with her mother, a woman who gave up her own budding literary career to raise children in suburbia. Nuanced performances capture the common duality of female identity, and Rozema’s interplay between past and present, underscored with gentle humor, brings comfort to Cass when she accepts the multifaceted power of maternal love.

film details

Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Running Time: 90 minutes
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Director: Patricia Rozema
Producers: Christina Piovesan, Patricia Rozema, Jennifer Shin
Principal Cast: Norah Sadava,Amy Nostbakken, Maeb Beaty, Jess Salgueiro
Cinematographers: Catherine Lutes
Editor: Lara Johnston
Music: Amy Nostbakken
Screenwriter: Patricia Rozema, Amy Nostbakken, Norah Sadava
Primary Company: Crucial Things and First Generation Films

guests in attendance

Director Patricia Rozema and Screenwriter/Actress Norah Sadava

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