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We begin by spending several frames of this crazy, wild 71-minute film watching Janet's hubby Bill (a gnarly, bearded and wild-eyed Timothy Spall) sitting in a rickety chair in the living room, drinking his third large glass of wine, while listening to one of his LP jazz records. This celebration party is for Janet ...
Directed by Sally Potter, the new film The Party may just feature the greatest British ensemble of all time, headed by Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson and Timothy Spall. The film conveys sharp and timely commentary about politics, feminism, long-term relationships, same-sex families and human ...

Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Cillian Murphy, Emily Mortimer. Directed by Sally Potter. Running time: 71 minutes. Venues: Boscov Film Theatre in the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. A discussion will follow the 7 p.m. showing on Monday. Sally Potter's new film "The Party " is 71 minutes ...
The Party is a dark cerebral comedy from British writer-director Sally Potter, the woman behind such brilliantly challenging productions as Orlando and Yes. Shot in black and white, The Party's cinematography turns every facial crease into a chasm and every shadow into an abyss. The film stock is gritty as ...
Director and screenwriter Sally Potter whips her splendid cast through a sophisticated dinner soiree, knocking down one worldly character after another with exposures of their personal failings. Framed in the ... We are certainly on Potter's mind, drawing us into the dramatic prologue that opens the film.
In Sally Potter's delicious new black comedy “The Party,” the acclaimed English filmmaker deliberately flouts such convention, gathering a cast of smart, ... As the film opens, congratulations, it seems, are in order: Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas), a member of an unnamed opposition party under the U.K.'s Tory ...

The Party is the first full-on comedy from writer/director Sally Potter, the wild talent who gave us Orlando, The Tango Lesson, Yes and Ginger & Rosa, but you'd never know it. Running barely over an hour and unfolding in real time, The Party is like throwing back a shot of espresso after a bottle of red wine: ...
As we applaud the wave of women making (still far from equitable) inroads into film directing, let's pause to appreciate a veteran in the field. Primarily a choreographer, songwriter and performance artist in the early part of her career, Sally Potter began making experimental films in the 1960s. Her cinematic ...
Interview: Sally Potter on Casting Her New Film 'The Party' ... As the guests arrive, director Sally Potter brings together a dream guest list, but the evening swiftly goes to hell since everyone in attendance stands for something that ... I also work with two great casting directors and I brainstorm with them.
Writer/director Sally Potter seems to think that if her characters act erratically, they'll draw us into their mystery. She might also think ... This is also the type of movie where its characters blurt out huge life announcements to their significant others while in front of friends and acquaintances. And I mean huge ...

If there's one thing British filmmaker Sally Potter knows, it's how to throw a dinner party that the guests – and the audience – aren't likely to forget in a hurry. In Potter's latest film The Party, a cast of acting stalwarts – Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Cillian Murphy, Emily Mortimer, Cherry ...
Several foreign productions lead the pack of this weekend's Specialty newcomers just as future foreign contenders take the spotlight at the Berlin International Film Festival. Berlinale '17 prize winner The Party by Sally Potter takes its bow in the U.S. via Roadside Attractions. The black and white feature, ...
“Laughter is the best medicine in these not very laughable times!” said director Sally Potter as she introduced her film The Party at last night's New York premiere. Moviegoers including Alan Cumming and Blondie's Debbie Harry were transfixed in the Metrograph theater's ruby-red seats. A dark comedy ...
Sally Potter has a new movie out, and it is not like any other Sally Potter film — except when it is. ... I talked to the director recently about making her new film during the Brexit vote, her collaborative approach to performance — she's actually written an entire book about working with actors — and that time ...
While its timing may have been purely providential, The Party is the perfect film for the modern political landscape. ... Sally Potter has been producing little treasures for nearly three decades — the kind of films that might quietly change your life through some chance encounter late at night on SBS, or at a ...
There's probably less action in this film than in any other recent Marvel movie, and the change is welcome. .... The Party Writer-director Sally Potter creates a seriocomic pressure cooker, using her story — about a party celebrating the promotion of a woman (Kristin Scott Thomas) to Shadow Minister of ...
When Sally Potter's 1983 sophomore feature, Gold Diggers, finally came to the States in 1988, Janet Maslin, writing for the New York Times, called the experimental, Julie Christie-starring film “torture.” Maslin was especially turned off by the fifteen-minute play-within-a-film sequence featuring a tap-dancing ...


 

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