I recently received an invitation from director Joe Muszynski to attend the world premiere of his new movie:
I have been waiting patiently for this movie and hopefully will be able to attend the opening. For any of you who are in or around upstate New York, here is the information about the premiere, which will be playing at the Woodstock Film Festival:
Mahjong and the West
USA / 2014 / 93 minutes
and also at
Congratulations to Joe!
Joseph Muszynski is a New York based filmmaker. He was a writer and executive producer on Peace, Love & Misunderstanding. His next film, Rhymes with Banana, starring Zosia Mamet, marked his directorial debut and will be released this Fall. Joe is currently attached to direct Eden’s Folly, a futuristic re-imagination of the story of Eden. He also teaches filmmaking at Vassar College and through the Bard Prison Initiative. In his free time, he raises chickens.
Maddy runs a New York interior design firm with her mother, Diane. When a hit and run accident kills her mother, Maddy returns to rural Wyoming for the first time in fifteen years, where she grieves alongside her Mahjong playing grandmother. But when Maddy reconnects with Kate, an old childhood friend, it reawakens memories of their violent, troubled past. As both women tiptoe around their history, they live hard and booze their way through the mourning process along with Jack and Stewart, two local bull riders.
Immersed in cowboy culture, the girls embark on a kamikaze course, running from the past and toward thrills and comfort. But pressure builds and their extended reunion proves that neither control nor chaos can erase their trauma. And if they can’t erase it, they’ll either have to make peace with it or set it on fire.
Cast/Featuring: Tom Guiry, Louanne Stephens, Jill Andre, Dominic Bogart, Jannette Bloom, Alyssa Carpenter, and Jerod Meagher
Executive Producers: Charlene Schaefer, Joseph Muszynski, and Karissa Tuthill
Producers: Calude Dal Farra, Christina Mengert, JannetteBloom, Alyssa Carpenter
Director: Joseph Muszynski
Screenwriters: Jannette Bloom, Alyssa Carpenter
Cinematographer: Patrick Neri
Editor: Carmen Morrow
Production Designer: Leah Mann
Composer/Music: Spencer David Hutchings
Sound Designer: Eli Cohn