An Evening with Filmmaker Whit Stillman
Cinema & New Media Arts | On Sep 09, 2013
Celebrated filmmaker Whit Stillman will visit HBU and speak to students and faculty next Tuesday evening, October 1st. The event is being sponsored by The Free Enterprise Institute in cooperation with the Cinema & New Media Arts program and will take place in the Hinton Building, Room Dillon II from 7 to 9pm. Anyone from the public is welcome to attend.
Whit Stillman is the writer/director of four feature films: Metropolitan (1990), Barcelona (1994), The Last Days of Disco (1997), and Damsels in Distress (2012). The witty, highbrow comedy Metropolitan earned him an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay. He is currently in pre-production on an adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan”.
In our “Best Films of 2012” feature, Clint Cullum said of Damsels in Distress:
Whit Stillman’s latest comedy of manners provides the perfect answer to the smug cynicism of today’s film culture. His characters are so eccentric and eloquent they make the world of Wes Anderson seem straightforward by comparison and one could almost mistake this for a fairy tale of sorts. Indie darling Greta Gerwig finally gets a role worthy of her talents as Violet, the de facto leader of a clique of girls (all named after flowers) dedicated to improving the lives of fellow schoolmates on a fictional Ivy League campus. While always casting a keen eye on the insulated world of privileged youth, this film is filled with charm, insight, and an utterly disarming sincerity.
You can register for the event by visiting this page.