Mouthpiece is a powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of Cassandra Haywood – a fiercely independent millennial woman. The film stars Amy Nostbakken, Norah Sadava and Maev Beaty. Directed by Patricia Rozema, Mouthpiece will open on May 31st at the Village East, NY and June 7th at the Monica Film Center, LA.
Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine (Maev Beaty) she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head. This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra (Amy Nostbakken & 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, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy 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.