Girls on Film Club
#3: POWDER ROOM, directed by MJ
+ post-screening discussion with screenwriter Rachel
Powder Room is a British comedy directed by MJ Delaney and written by Rachel Hirons, starring a stella British cast: Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone, Kate Nash, and Oona Castilla Chaplin. The film is based on the stage play When Women Wee scripted by Hirons.
Sam’s life is turned upside down on a big night out, and her story unravels within the grimy confines of a night-club toilet. When reunited with her old college friends, she is forced to re-evaluate, and constructs an elaborate façade in order to convince herself and her friends that she has it all. But once her dysfunctional yet devoted trio of best mates intervene, her carefully crafted charade begins to crumble amidst the shots, cigarettes, ciders and toilet transgressions. Faced with some very harsh realities, Sam struggles to remain true to herself and reassess exactly what she wants from life.
“Powder Room is a rare film all about women, and all the more universal for it” - Deborah Orr, The Guardian
Post-screening Q&A with Writer Rachel Hirons
The screening will be followed by a post screening Q&A with writer RACHEL HIRONS.