The Main 5 Fri, Apr 12, 2019 2:45 PM
The Main 5 Thu, Apr 18, 2019 9:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Women Directors
Women's Rights
Dark Comedy
Comedy Drama
Release Year:2018
Runtime:91 min
Print Source:Dada Films
Director:Patricia Rozema
Executive Producer:Alex Brisbourne
Angela Brisbourne
Martha McCain
Martha Meredith
Kathleen Ramsay
Maria Martin Stanley
Producer:Christina Piovesan
Patricia Rozema
Jennifer Shin
Cinematographer:Catherine Lutes
Screenwriter:Patricia Rozema
Amy Nostbakken
Norah Sadava
Editor:Lara Johnston
Composer:Amy Nostbakken
Principal Cast:Amy Nostbakken
Norah Sadava
Maev Beaty
Taylor Belle Puterman
Ari Cohen
Jake Epstein
Paula Boudreau
Jess Salgueiro


Based on the play of the same name by Amy Nostbakken and Nora Sadava, Patricia Rozema's film Mouthpiece is a tale of mother and daughter, grief, sacrifice, and growing up. Reprising her stage role for the screen, Amy Nostbakken plays 30-year old Cassandra, an aspiring writer, who is shaken by the death of her mother, Elaine (Maev Beaty). When she tasks herself with writing her mother's eulogy, Cassandra is hurled into an examination of her own grief, feminism, and womanhood. The narrative flashes back to Cassandra's youth (the character's young version is played by Sadava), where it is revealed that Elaine set aside her own career ambitions to look after her children. Plagued by guilt from both the present day and the past, Cassandra enters the path of rediscovering her own forgotten voice.

Director Biography

Canadian director Patricia Rozema was born on August 20th, 1958 in Kingston, Ontario. She graduated from Calvin College in Michigan and made her feature debut with I've Heard the Mermaids Singing in 1987.


"In revealing Cassandra's interior life, Rozema lays bare the modern female condition in an epic battle that is by turns lacerating, soothing and heartbreaking." - Globe and Mail


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