Damsels in Distress


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Damsels in Distress

  • 2011
  • Directed By: Whit Stillman
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 99 Minutes
  1. Thursday, March 1, 2012 6:30 p.m.
  2. Friday, March 2, 2012 9:30 p.m.
  3. Saturday, March 3, 2012 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Damsels in Distress
Damsels in Distress follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College – the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome transfer student Lily (Tipton) into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men -- including slick Charlie (Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen)—who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.

(2K Digital Presentation, special thanks to Sony Pictures Classics)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, director Whit Stillman will only be in attendance for the March 2 screening of this film. IU Cinema will honor March 1 tickets (used and unused) at the 9:30pm screening on March 2.

More information on Whit Stillman's Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture can be found here.