For this double we bring back to the festival, by popular demand, the incredible and criminally unseen Party Girl from a beautiful 35mm print. A tale of love, life and librarian-ism in 90s New York, the film is Fun with a capital F. A soundtrack pulled from the dancefloors of the day, costumes from Parker’s then extensive wardrobe and a supporting cast of superb actors there is good reason why Girls creator Lena Dunham has the film’s poster on her wall.
Screening alongside this we’re incredibly excited to bring the UK premiere of season 3 of the Emmy award winning comedy Louie and the Parker starring episodes Daddy’s Girlfriend Part 1&2. The series is brainchild of comedian Louis C.K and his innovative production style and total creative control have given rise to one of Parker’s finest performances in recent years.
There will be a Party Girl inspired party in the ICA following the screening.
dir: Daisy von Scherler Mayer,1995 , 95mins
Louie ‘Daddy’s Girlfriend Parts 1&2’
dir: Louis C.K., 2012, 42mins.
No other filmmaker does offbeat characters and deadpan humour quite like Hal Hartley and no other actor delivers offbeat characters and deadpan humour quite like Parker Posey. This kind of fitting partnership has sustained itself in the world of American Indie film for over 20 years, spanning several shorts & numerous features including Henry Fool and Fay Grim. The double bill sees Parker play the wife of socially inept garbage man turned the next ‘great American poet’ in part 1 only to be coerced into working for the CIA in a tale of espionage and terrorism in part 2!
Parker is about to reprise the role for a third time as the franchise continues with Ned Rifle.
Dir: Hal Hartley, 1997, 137 mins.
Dir: Hal Hartley, 2006, 119 mins.