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Party Girl (1995) 4K Restoration

Opens on May 12

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer Run Time: 94 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1995

Starring: Anthony DeSando, Donna Mitchell, Guillermo Díaz, Liev Schreiber, Parker Posey

Country: United States
Language: English, Arabic

About the film:

Mary (Parker Posey) is a NYC nightclub scenester and social butterfly who rules the underground party scene. By day, however, she lacks purpose and enough funds to make rent. When her aunt gets her a job at the local library, Mary initially waffles under the constraints of the system, but then unexpectedly flourishes as a librarian (and does a lot of growing up along the way).

Party Girl (1995) features a laundry list of other notable actors, including Liev Schreiber, Guillermo Diaz (Scandal), and John Ventimiglia (The Sopranos), and is brilliantly shot on location in pre-gentrification Lower Manhattan. The beloved coming-of-age comedy was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival.

About the filmmaker:

Daisy von Scherler Mayer is an American film and television director. She debuted her critically acclaimed cult classic Party Girl at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. Her other features include Madeline (1998), The Guru (2002), Frenemies (2012), and Some Girl(s) (2013). As a television director, von Scherler Mayer has worked on numerous drama and comedy series, including Yellowjackets, Inventing Anna, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Walking Dead, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, Shameless, Mad Men, and many more. In addition to her directing work, she is an artist-in-residence at the American Film Institute where she mentors for the Directing Workshop for Women.

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