Wednesday, March 7 at 9pm

The Party
UK
Directed by Sally Potter
In English
Comedy | Drama
71 minutes
Rated PG: coarse language; drug use; violence

In Sally Potter’s new dark comedy, The Party, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay.

Quotes:

“A DELICIOUSLY HEIGHTENED CAVIAR-BLACK COMEDY.”
- Guy Lodge, Variety

“SHARP-EDGED, CLAUSTROPHOBIC PARLOUR PIECE THAT PUTS THE BOOT INTO MIDDLE-CLASS MORES.”
- Phil De Semlyen, Empire

“A HIGHLY ENTERTAINING AND SHARP PIECE OF THEATRICAL CINEMA, WHICH WILL ENGAGE AUDIENCES FROM START TO FINISH.”
- Irene Falvey, Film Ireland Magazine

“PLAYS OUT IN REAL TIME WITH ELEGANCE AND DISPATCH, CANTERING UP TO A CHEEKY PUNCHLINE TWIST WHICH LEAVES YOU LAUGHING OVER THE FINAL CREDITS.”
- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Awards:

Won the Guild Film Prize and was Nominated for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017

Won Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Clarkson at the British Independent Film Awards 2017

9pm THE PARTY
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