Whit Stillman Is Back

Attention, all debutantes, disco lovers, and urban haute bourgeoisie: the first film in well over a decade from Whit Stillman—whose comedies of manners Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco are available from the Criterion Collection, and who discusses his top ten Criterion titles here—has been picked up for distribution and may see release this year, it was announced today. Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Stillman’s Violet Wister’s Damsels in Distress, starring Greta Gerwig and Adam Brody. This news should please the legions of devoted fans of the erudite auteur, who have been clamoring for Stillman's return for years. Sony’s press release describes the project as “a comedy that follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast university.

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