Sunday, 9 September 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 258: Sat Sep 15

Party Girl (von Scherler Mayer, 1995): Rio Cinema, 11.30pm
This is screening as part of the Scala Beyond, a six-week season celebrating all forms of cinema exhibition across the UK, from film clubs to film festivals, picture palaces to pop-up venues. You can find more details here at the website.

This UK big-screen premiere of Party Girl is part of an all-day Parker Posey Festival running at the Hackney Picturehouse and the Rio Cinema. Here is the Parker Poseyites' Facebook page introduction to tonight's events: Arguably her breakout role, Parker stars as Mary, a free-spirited hipster who pays the rent by throwing illegal shindigs at her New York loft apartment. When one of her parties gets shut down by the cops, Mary lands in the slammer and is bailed out by godmother, Judy. Determined to pay her back and prove she's not a total layabout, Mary takes a job as a library clerk and gets to serious grips with the Dewey Decimal System, whilst dating a Falafel seller and helping her friend become the hottest new DJ in town. Set to a banging 90s house soundtrack, PARTY GIRL is a snapshot of the New York club scene and makes us fall harder and harder in love with Parker on each repeat viewing.

The film's director Daisy von Scherler Mayer & writer/producer, Harry Birkmayer will be in attendance at the screening. You can read more about this event at the Facebook page here.

Other films starring Parker Posey being shown on the day are:

THE HOUSE OF YES  Dir: Mark Waters (1997) 5.20PM, Hackney Picturehouse

SCREAM 3 Dir: Wes Craven (2000) 3.20PM, Hackney Picturehouse

BEST IN SHOW Dir: Christopher Guest (2000) 1.45PM, Hackney Picturehouse 

THE DAYTRIPPERS Dir: Greg Motolla (1996) 12.00PM, Hackney Picturehouse

You can find out all about the Festival at their website page here.

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