Girls on Film Club #3: POWDER ROOM, directed by MJ Delaney + post-screening discussion with screenwriter Rachel Hirons
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.
Rachel is a playwright and screenwriter who studied drama and film at Kingston University. Her play WHEN WOMEN WEE was a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011 and at Soho Theatre in May 2012, receiving rave reviews.
Her next play, A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX, sold out at the Underbelly Theatre during the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, and transferred to another sell-out run at the Soho Theatre, London, in March 2013. Her most recent play DIRTY LAUNDRY completed a highly successful run at the Underbelly, Edinburgh in August 2013. Film rights for WHEN WOMEN WEE have been optioned to Damian Jones Films and Rachel’s screenplay adaptation of the play (POWDER ROOM) has been produced, starring Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone and Oona Chaplin.
This is a unique chance to ask Rachel your questions about her writing process; adaptation from play to screen, and writing killer dialogue for Sheridan Smith.