You are invited to The Party at Gerringong Pics and Flicks

Sally Potter's The Party.
Sally Potter's The Party.

Gerringong Pics and Flicks presents The Party on Friday, September 7.

The 71 minute black and white film is a social satire directed by Sally Potter. It is set in the north London home of couple Janet (Kristen Scott Thomas) and Bill (Timothy Spall), who are playing host to a gathering of friends to celebrate her promotion as Shadow Minister of Health.

Acclaimed academic, Bill, becomes increasingly inebriated as he works through his old vinyl record collection, while Janet prepares food and takes calls from well-wishers.

Among the guests is American, April (Patricia Clarkson) and her boyfriend Gottfried (Bruno Ganz); Martha (Cherry Jones) an academic colleague of Bill's and her heavily pregnant wife, Jinny (Emily Mortimer), and Tom (Cillian Murphy) a banker.

Each guest appears to have their own dramatic news to share. 

Bill makes his announcement, which ends in an all-out confrontation and the gathering of friends begins to unravel.

Film commences at 8pm, Gerringong Town Hall.

Tickets available from 7.20pm. After the film, stay for their world famous tea, coffee and cakes ($4) and take the time to discuss the film or anything else you like in a relaxed social atmosphere.

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