Performing Arts

Mother of All Shows

Mother of All Shows

About Mother of All Shows

Mother of All Shows is coming home! Special screening to commemorate National Canadian Film Day with a post-film Q&A of this mother/daughter musical traumedy starring Wendie Malick, directed by Melissa D’Agostino.

Winner - Outstanding Narrative Feature & Outstanding Direction, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Official Selection - Kingston Canadian Film Festival

In order for Liza to cope with the impending death of her estranged mother, she retreats to a 70's variety show in her mind where the all-powerful host is her own mother, Rosa, who leads a cast of people from Liza's past and present, all a jumble in her mind. Rosa hosts the show in Liza's head with all the bravado and pizazz of Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, and Rosemary Clooney. She sings, and dances, and yuks it up, all in Liza's imagination. Scene by scene, song by song, Liza works through another part of their past in an attempt to see her mother in real life without losing herself in the process.

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