Party Girl (4K Restoration)

Party Girl (4K Restoration)

6:45pm - Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Parker Posey's cult-classic 1995 comedy PARTY GIRL has just been given a gore-geous restoration, and it's hitting the Rio Theatre's screen on Wednesday, May 17.

PARTY GIRL tells the story of Mary (Posey), 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). The film features a laundry list of notable actors, including Liev Schreiber, Guillermo Diaz ("Scandal"), and John Ventimiglia ("The Sopranos"), and is brilliantly shot on location in pre-gentrification Lower Manhattan.

"What makes it delicious fun is Posey, a party girl for the ages." (Rolling Stone Magazine)

"'Party Girl' aspires to be cinematic champagne but comes out tasting more like sparkling cider." (Variety)

"'Party Girl', a rambunctious cartoon of a movie, creates a small but zesty inside portrait of a time-honored New York scene-maker: the haughty young queen of the demimonde, flitting from party to party, from dance club to dance club, gliding through the champagne night on her looks, her clothes, her kitschy downtown élan." (Entertainment Weekly)

Wednesday, May 17
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

PARTY GIRL (Daisy von Scherler Mayer, 1995 / 95 mins / 14A) A 20-something, irresponsible party girl is bailed out of jail by her librarian godmother. To repay the loan, she starts working at the library and gradually turns her life around.

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