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Reviews for ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’


“Rubbing blue-collar grit and grime against sterile futurism and free-love hippie nostalgia, Mr. Mitchell shows…his talent for imbuing outré sex with a joyful, youthful innocence.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“A refreshing tonic against blockbusteritis.” – Chris Klimek, NPR

“How to Talk to Girls at Parties is primarily a vessel for the attitude coursing through all of Mitchell’s work: Even the most outrageous behavior comes from a real place.” – Eric Kohn, indieWire

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Special Return Engagement!

Tuesday, June 12 & Wednesday, June 13

(2018) dir John Cameron Mitchell w/Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson [102 min; DCP]
From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman (“American Gods,” Coraline) and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES. Enn (Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love.

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