Opens Mar 16, 2018
In Sally Potter's (Orlando) 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.
"Shot in a velvety widescreen black-and-white, performed with utmost
commitment by its unimpeachable cast, it’s by my lights the first
must-see movie of 2018." (Glenn Kenny, rogerebert.com)
Each month, Ragtag and the Citizen Jane Film Festival spotlight a new, woman-directed film. The Party is our “Citizen Jane Suggests” selection for March.