Patricia Rozema

Patricia Rozema is the writer, director and producer of Mouthpiece, which is now in theaters through Crucial Things and First Generation Films. After an Honors B.A. in Philosophy and English from Calvin College in Michigan, she distinguished herself as a writer/director with her internationally celebrated first comedy feature, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes, where it won the Prix de la Jeunesse. It then opened the Toronto International Film Festival in 1987. Other highlights: writing/directing the contemporary lesbian love story When Night is Falling, adapting/directing the politically progressive Miramax JaneAusten feature Mansfield Park with Harold Pinter, and co-writing HBO’s Grey Gardens, starring DrewBarrymore and Jessica Lange, which won her a PEN Screenwriter’s award, an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe. She also won an Emmy for writing and directing a Yo-Yo Ma/Bach film, Six Gestures. In 2015, Rozema adapted and directed the apocalyptic thriller Into the Forest, with Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood. She has also directed Anne with an E and Mozart in the Jungle for Netflix/CBC and Amazon. She is a member of theAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


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Why Me?

By Patricia Rozema | June 7, 2019

Why Me?

Writer-director Patricia Rozema, whose new film Mouthpiece is now in theaters, ponders her unlikely career in cinema.