Presenting the New England theatrical premiere of new horror/psychological thriller Mother, May I? that thrilled at festivals over the past year and limited cinemas, but never screened locally! Featuring captivating performances by genre alums Kyle Gallner (Smile, Scream, Dinner In America) and Holland Roden. (Teen Wolf, Lost) “Mother, May I? is impressive. It’s a handsome-looking ghost story, about a man who was haunted by his mother even when she alive." -The Los Angeles Times
The JPT has a special connection to Mother, May I? as our Director of Operations Alex Whitney was a producer of the film and will introduce it to the audience!
Emmett wants to clean and flip his recently deceased mother's house: get in, get out, and avoid any trauma still lingering from when she abandoned him as a young child. Anya, his fiancé, see's this as an opportunity to finally force Emmett to deal with his trauma because she believes it is preventing him from being the partner she needs. So she convinces him to take mushrooms to get him to let go. But something strange happens while they're tripping: she starts behaving like his mother. The next morning he wakes up sober, but she still won't drop the act... Anya loves playing games -- is this her taking it too far? Or did his mother's spirit somehow possess her?
With the most twisted depiction of a couple in crisis in which the power dynamics are ever-shifting, MOTHER, MAY I? is a psychological thriller about who we think we are and who we pretend to be.
"There’s an immense amount of craft on display as well as some terrific acting from the two leads who play off one another so well." -Guardian
Kyle Gallner, Holland Roden, Chris Mulkey