Golden Bear
Berlin International Film Festival
Demonstrates what can happen when a filmmaker takes on a well-worn cinematic subgenre...and strips it down to its blistering bare-bones essence.
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The Party

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.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 2.23.18 - 3.08.18
Rated R
Runtime: 71 min
Language: English

  • Nominee, Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
Sally Potter is a filmmaker who deserves to be more decisively seen and heard. I’m not one for avidly going to bat for socially-purposeful art, but I dare say that Potter, whose films have long addressed gender identity, political commitment, feminism, capitalism, and other con...