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icon-whit-stillmanWhit Stillman's Comedy of Manners


  • 1990
  • Directed By: Whit Stillman
  • Rated PG-13
  • Comedy
  • 98 Minutes
  1. Friday, March 2, 2012 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Metropolitan

In director Whit Stillman’s incisive 1990 film Metropolitan, a group of young,  wealthy Manhattanites are breezing through the debutante ball season, trying to fit in, be seen at the right places with the right people, and try to present themselves as sophisticated and intellectual. This lifestyle is called into question when newcomer Tom is invited to be an escort for one of the single girls in the group, and he openly challenges their values and treatment of each other.  The film was the winner of the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.

35mm print is provided courtesy of the Sundance Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Director Whit Stillman is scheduled to be in attendance.

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