“There’s a kind of sweet nectar of laughter, en masse, and it’s something we need in troubling times.” — Sally Potter*
Potter—the brilliant, self-taught writer/director of Orlando (1992), Yes (2004), and Ginger and Rosa (2012), among others—began making movies in 1963, at age fourteen. This year she returns to the big screen with THE PARTY, a drinks-and-dinner gathering of friends turned Labour Party circular firing squad. This trenchant physical comedy of bad manners, politics, and betrayal stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Bruno Ganz, Cillian Murphy, and Timothy Spall.
THE PARTY, now playing.
LANDMARK, 10850 West Pico Boulevard, Rancho Park, Los Angeles.
Opens February 23:
PLAYHOUSE, 673 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena.
* Sally Potter and Elvis Mitchell, discussing the communal film-going experience, at the Film Independent post-screening Q & A at LACMA, February 15, 2018.
Sally Potter at LACMA at the Film Independent screening of The Party, February 15, 2018.
Sally Potter on set in London, The Party. Image credit: Roadside Attractions.