200 Cigarettes is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Risa Bramon Garcia and written by Shana Larsen. The film follows multiple characters in New York City on New Year's Eve 1981. The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Angela Featherstone, Janeane Garofalo, Gaby Hoffmann, Kate Hudson, Courtney Love, Jay Mohr, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci and Paul Rudd. The film also features a cameo by Elvis Costello, as well as paintings by Sally Davies.
The film follows various plot arcs all occurring on New Year's Eve of 1981. Monica (Martha Plimpton) is throwing a big New Year's bash and is desperately afraid no one will attend. Early on the only person to have arrived is her friend Hillary (Catherine Kellner). As she tries to convince Hillary to stay, various other groupings of individuals are shown making their way to the celebration.
|contentLocation||Manhattan New York City|
|director||Risa Bramon Garcia|
|editor||Lisa Zeno Churgin|
|keywords||best friend cab driver dinner date drown even instant camera morning new year new year\'s eve polaroid punk punk subculture sexual tension struggle their way|
|producer||Betsy Beers David Gale Van Toffler|
|productionCompany||Lakeshore Entertainment MTV Films|