In 2015, Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava premiered their new, two-person show Mouthpiece. Director Patricia Rozema later saw a performance and declared to the performers that she wanted to adapt for the screen. Characters were expanded, a more linear plot was created, and the result was a brilliant story on the nature of grief and the inner conversations we all have with ourselves at any given time. Both Nostbakken and Sadava play Cassandra, a women dealing with the death of her mother. Each facet of the character has a distinct personality, way of speaking, and composure. It opens Friday, June 7th.
Abu Bakr Shawky in an Egyptian-Austrian filmmaker whose debut feature is Yomeddine. Inspired by a documentary that Shawky had previously worked on, the film follows a man from a leper colony on a journey to find his family. Along the way, he is accompanied by his sidekick, a street kid. The film opened May 31st.