Published on: 14 December 2017 in Events

The Party screening and Q&A with Sally Potter — live tweets

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On Wednesday 13 December, Directors UK members attended a special screening of The Party, followed by a Q&A with film’s director Sally Potter. The Q&A, which was moderated by Beryl Richards, touched on working with actors, pitching the film, and Sally’s experiences as a female director.

Sally Potter is an award-winning filmmaker, whose work includes Orlando, Rage and Ginger & Rosa. Sally has received awards from both the Berlin International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival, and has been nominated for a BAFTA Film Award and a British Independent Film Award among many other plaudits. In 2012, Sally was appointed OBE for her services to film.

Beryl Richards is an award-winning director of TV drama, comedy and short films. Beryl has won three BAFTAs, an RTS Award, a British Comedy Award, the Prix Jeunesse, and two International EMMY nominations for her directing. Her work includes Secret Life of Boys, Leonardo and Wild at Heart. Beryl is also a former Chair of Directors UK and also won Achievement of the Year at the 2016 Women in Film and TV Awards. 

Sally has even released a book, Naked Cinema, on working with actors. You can find out more about it here.

After the screening, our members had their say.

Thank you to everyone who made it down! If you haven't yet had the chance to watch The Party, catch the trailer below, and look out for it on DVD and Blu-ray in February 2018. 

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