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Whit Stillman

Adam Brody and Whit Stillman talk “Damsels in Distress” and dating losers

Article: Adam Brody and Whit Stillman talk “Damsels in Distress” and dating losers

By Jennifer Vineyard It’s called “Damsels in Distress,” but Whit Stillman’s first movie in 14 years (like “Metropolitan,” “Barcelona,” and “The Last Days of Disco” before it) also has quite a few dudes in distress as well. This time, they are played by Adam Brody, Billy Magnusson, Ryan Metcalf, and Hugo Becker (best known for…

Zeina Durra and Elodie Bouchez Insist “The Imperialists Are Still Alive”

Article: Zeina Durra and Elodie Bouchez Insist “The Imperialists Are Still Alive”

Like the unsatisfied pleasure seekers in Luis Bunuel’s “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” or later Whit Stillman’s “Metropolitan,” the protagonists of Zeina Durra’s “The Imperialists Are Still Alive” are chasing a satisfaction that no party will provide as they strut through gallery openings, soirees in the backrooms of Chinese kitchens, and other dimly lit…

Whit Stillman Takes Los Angeles

Article: Whit Stillman Takes Los Angeles

Just slightly over a week ago, Hadrian Belove of the Cinefamily in Los Angeles introduced a screening of Tom Noonan’s “What Happened Was” by recalling the era it came out in which “a great movie was coming out every week.” That feeling is being recreated for the next month with the series “When Indies Rocked,”…

Whit Stillman, Still A Director

Article: Whit Stillman, Still A Director

It’s been 12 years since “The Last Days of Disco” and, as Mara Altman at First Things writes, “It has been so long since Stillman directed a movie that sometimes he wonders whether he should even call himself a director anymore.” But he is indeed a director, and one with, at long last, a new…

Whit Stillman heads back to the dance.

Article: Whit Stillman heads back to the dance.

Whit Stillman will never again have to answer that nagging question — when will “The Last Days of Disco” finally be rereleased on DVD? Criterion, who did a splendid job with “Metropolitan” in 2006, released their edition of “Disco” today, with the full bells-and-whistles treatment. There’s also a screening at Lincoln Center in New York…

“Playing strip poker with an exhibitionist somehow takes the challenge away.”

Article: “Playing strip poker with an exhibitionist somehow takes the challenge away.”

Hulu has Whit Stillman’s still-excellent 1990 debut “Metropolitan” up in its entirety — you can find it below or at this link. Stephen Saito interviews Stillman on the main news site: The widespread use of the Internet began to hit full stride around the time “Last Days of Disco” was released, and yet your legend…

Article: Interview: Whit Stillman on “Metropolitan”

By Stephen Saito It’s been nearly 17 years since “Metropolitan” aired for free on PBS’s “American Playhouse.” On the surface, the placement would seem appropriate for a comedy set amidst the afterparties of New York debutante balls, one that popularized the term UHB (Urban Haute Bourgeoisie, of course) and created a superhero for the Park…

Article: Whit Stillman’s “Metropolitan”

By Thom Bennett IFC News Debutantes and their dates: Whit Stillman’s “Metropolitan” was a tough sell amongst its indie peers when it came to be in 1990. Sixteen years on and only three films later, Stillman still has little, if anything, in common with his contemporaries. But “Metropolitan” remains one of a handful of post-Sundance…

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