Village East Cinema: Q&As Friday 5/31 and Saturday 6/01 with Director Patricia Rozema - showtime TBD
"A thoughtful interrogation of modern womanhood,' raves Variety. Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award nominee MOUTHPIECE is a powerful, amusing and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of writer, and somewhat disaster, Cassandra Haywood, a fiercely independent millennial. Following the sudden death of her mother (Maev Beaty), she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight, with a debate raging inside her head. The conflict becomes visible, as Cassandra (Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava) battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother's funeral. What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, hypocrisy, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy contemporary lives of women from both generations. Raucous jokes, musical numbers and heart breaking memories add up to a deeply moving and political portrait of a mother and a daughter as seen through the eyes of one conflicted young woman.
Amy Nostbakken, Patricia Rozema
Taylor Belle Puterman, Maev Beaty, Paula Boudreau