Party Girl

Grand Jury Prize ~ Dramatic
Sundance Film Festival
What makes it delicious fun is Posey, a party girl for the ages.


Party Girl

What’s a fast-talking, underemployed New York free spirit to do when she’s jailed for throwing an illegal house party? Mary (Parker Posey, Dazed and Confused, The House of Yes, many more) cajoles her librarian godmother (Sasha von Scherler, Network) into bailing her out and giving her a job as a clerk at the public library. What follows is Mary’s screwball journey from a life of late nights and hangovers to romance with a falafel vendor (Omar Townsend) and a potential long-term career as a librarian. Daisy von Scherler Mayer’s Party Girl is a charming and energetic throwback to ‘30s and ‘40s comedies, set amidst the thriving and vibrant club culture of ‘90s Lower Manhattan.

Parker Posey became “the new queen of the art house” (Michael Musto, Vanity Fair) with her hilarious and captivating lead performance in what has become one of the most iconic characters and films of the ’90s indie filmmaking boom. Supporting her are Guillermo Diaz (Scandal), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Donna Mitchell (The Ice Storm) and Anthony DeSando (Kiss Me, Guido). In addition to its witty and quotable screenplay by von Scherler Mayer and Harry Birckmayer,
Party Girl is rightfully beloved for its stacked soundtrack, which includes Tom Tom Club, Run-DMC, Deee-lite, Carl Craig and Ultra-Naté, as well as Mary’s stacked wardrobe, which includes pieces by Vivienne Westwood, Todd Oldham, Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel. Party Girl had its finger on the pulse when released in 1995 and, decades later, it’s revered as a loving and effervescent cinematic record of a very special time and place in New York City’s history. Previously only available in aged standard definition masters, Party Girl has now been restored in 4K from its original 16mm camera negative.

Party Girl aspires to be cinematic champagne but comes out tasting more like sparkling cider." ---- Todd McCarthy, Variety

Party Girl, a rambunctious cartoon of a movie, creates a small but zesty inside portrait of a time-honored New York scene-maker: the haughty young queen of the demimonde, flitting from party to party, from dance club to dance club, gliding through the champagne night on her looks, her clothes, her kitschy downtown élan." ---- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Comedy, Women and Film, New York City
Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Harry Birckmayer, Sheila Gaffney
Parker Posey, Omar Townsend, The Lady Bunny, Anthony DeSando, Guillermo Diaz, Liev Schreiber
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival

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