CAST: Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Cherry Jones, Cillian Murphy DIRECTOR: Sally Potter CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS | ENDS 3/22
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.
Wicked fun and a provocative look at what feels like modern human foibles.Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
Shot in a glossy, appealing black-and-white and filmed in a single location, The Party generates a pressure cooker atmosphere.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
The Party never drags, instead reveling in a strong cast that's well-directed. Sometimes the greatest pleasures are the simplest.Sherilyn Connelly, SF Weekly