MOUTHPIECE
2018, 91 min, Canada, Dir: Patricia Rozema

Faced with the sudden death of her mother and wrestling with the responsibility of delivering the eulogy, aspiring writer Cassandra finds solace in her imagination and in her memory, which rapidly become indistinguishable. As the funeral service approaches, Cassandra’s conflicted, complex reflections on her mother intensify and push her life in new and unexpected directions. Moving back and forth in time, the film’s multifaceted narrative probes the intimacies and emotional complexities of how we remember, what we remember and why we remember. Based on the award-winning play staged to acclaim at UCLA last month (playwrights Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken co-star in the film as two “versions” of Cassandra), MOUTHPIECE is an inventive, engaging narrative of personal rebirth from the acclaimed director of I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING, MANSFIELD PARK and INTO THE FOREST. "A thoughtful interrogation of modern womanhood, leavened by gallows humour." - Scott Tobias, Variety.


INTO THE FOREST
2016, 101 min, Canada, Dir: Patricia Rozema

Director Patricia Rozema’s adaptation of the Jean Hegland novel offers a look at the collapse of civilization that’s not driven by special effects or zombies. Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood play sisters living an idyllic life in their forest home when the power goes out for good; the two must rely on each other more than ever as they struggle to survive. “Beautiful and sensitive to character but gripping when it needs to be.” - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.


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