COMPASS ROSE & CAPTAIN LITTLE PRESENT: METROPOLITAN: POST-FILM Q&A w/ WHIT STILLMAN
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 – 35th Annual Olympia Film Festival
Captain Little and Compass Rose Presents
Post-Film Q&A w/ Whit Stillman
Moderated by Michael Radelich
6:00pm doors / 6:30pm film
An ironically comic look at Manhattan’s endangered debutante scene, Metropolitan chronicles the rise and ultimate decline of a group of young Park Avenue socialites who gather nightly to discuss love, honor, and the impending demise of their class. Director Whit Stillman’s lyrically acerbic dialogue bounds over cocktails and whirls around city streets. The characters, spearheaded by the injudicious snark of Nick Smith (Chris Eigeman), provide tongue-stung dialogue that would earn Stillman an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Dir. Whit Stillman / 1990 / US / 98 min
ABOUT WHIT STILLMAN
Whit Stillman has written and directed five films, including “Damsels in Distress,” “Barcelona,” and “Metropolitan,” which was nominated for the 1991 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He has turned two of his films into novels: “The Last Days of Disco, With Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards,” winner of France’s Prix Fitzgerald, and most recently, “Love & Friendship – In Which Jane Austen’s Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated.” He has also written and directed the pilot of a European set television series, “The Cosmopolitans.” Born in Washington, D.C., he grew up there and in New York’s Hudson Valley. He graduated from Harvard College where he was an editor of the Harvard Crimson. His first jobs were at New York’s the Village Voice and Doubleday publishing. He got into the film business working on Spanish films in the 1980s.