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This March, we’re revisiting the movies of Parker Posey! Starting off in the early 90’s with small roles in films like Joey Breaker and Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused, Posey went on to star in a run of indie films that brought her acclaim and recognition. This recognition brought her roles in bigger productions like Scream 3 and Josie and the Pussycats as well as Golden Globe and Independent Spirit nominations. In celebration of this accomplished oeuvre, let’s take a look back at some of the movies that made Posey “Queen of the Indies”!
Party Girl: 4K Restoration – Mar 16
Directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer | 1995
Mary (Posey) makes the most of her life as a twenty-something free spirit by losing herself in queer underground dance clubs and house parties. When she’s bailed out of jail by her godmother after organizing a rave, it leads to a series of prolonged growing pains, as Mary is forced to find work at a library to cover her rent, as well as her bail loan. It’s up to only Mary to figure out whether becoming an adult means losing your right to party.
Waiting for Guffman – Mar 23 & 24
Directed by Christopher Guest | 1996
This Is Spinal Tap and Best in Show co-creator Christopher Guest plays Corky St. Clair in this acclaimed comedy. Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard and Bob Balaban costar as stagestruck townfolk who pin their hopes of being discovered on Corky’s hilariously hapless theater production…and on reports that big-time talent scout Mort Guffman will be in the audience.
The Daytrippers – Mar 26 & 27
Directed by Greg Mottola | 1996
When she discovers a love letter written to her husband (Stanley Tucci) by an unknown paramour, the distraught Eliza (Hope Davis) turns to her tight-knit Long Island family for advice. Soon the entire clan—strong-willed mom (Anne Meara), taciturn dad (Pat McNamara), and jaded sister (Parker Posey) with pretentious boyfriend (Liev Schreiber) in tow—has squeezed into a station wagon and headed into Manhattan to find out the truth, kicking off a one-crazy-day odyssey full of unexpected detours and life-changing revelations.