‘Metropolitan’ Playing in NYC, LA & D.C.

Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan once played for 7 months in NYC and now it’s playing for 7 days to celebrate its 25th anniversary.  Metropolitan will be playing in Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. in early August.

Manhattan:

Metropolitan
Whit Stillman, 1990
USA | Format: DCP | 98 minutes

One-week exclusive run opens August 7 and closes August 13th

Q&A Schedule:
Friday, August 7th at 7:00pm – cast members Chris Eigeman, Dylan Hundley, Carolyn Farina, and Allison Rutledge-Parisi
Saturday, 7:00pm – Whit Stillman and cast members Dylan Hundley, Carolyn Farina, and Allison Rutledge-Parisi
Sunday, 7:00pm – Whit Stillman

Los Angeles:

Laemmle starting August 14th

Washington D.C.:

AFI Silver starting August 14th for one week only

‘Metropolitan’ Opens at Lincoln Center August 7th

Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan opens August 7th at Lincoln Center.  It will run Friday, August 7th to Thursday, August 13th.  The earliest screenings will have Q&A.  From the Lincoln Center page:

Metropolitan
Whit Stillman, 1990
USA | Format: DCP | 98 minutes

One-week exclusive run opens August 7

Q&A Schedule:
Friday, 7:00pm – cast members Chris Eigeman, Dylan Hundley, Carolyn Farina, and Allison Rutledge-Parisi
Saturday, 7:00pm – Whit Stillman and cast members Dylan Hundley, Carolyn Farina, and Allison Rutledge-Parisi
Sunday, 7:00pm – Whit Stillman

Whit Stillman’s seminal comedy of manners introduced audiences to the “UHBs” (urban haute bourgeoisie), those mordantly ironic socialites too highbrow for their own good, and in the process brought a class-conscious verbal flair to 1990s independent cinema. Home on winter break during the debutante season, middle-class Princeton student Tom (Edward Clements) falls in with the “Sally Fowler Rat Pack,” a group of Upper East Side friends named for the girl (Dylan Hundley) whose apartment they use for after-hours parties. As naif Tom is accepted into the group, he becomes smitten with Audrey (Carolyn Farina) while struggling with his feelings for his ex Serena (Elizabeth Thompson), and batting declarations of grandeur from conservative Charlie (Taylor Nichols) and dandy Nick (Stillman axiom Chris Eigeman). Stillman’s worldview is wryly detailed and intimate, with clear affection for his characters. The Film Society is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Stillman’s unabashedly literary (and recently restored!) debut, a film that spawned a host of imitators yet whose patent originality arrived fully formed. A Rialto Pictures release.

New Directors/New Films 1990
Sundance Film Festival 1990
Cannes Director’s Fortnight 1990

“Considered by many to be one of the best indies of the 1990s.” —Nigel Smith, Indiewire

“As unexpectedly irresistible as ever: funny, moving, and entertaining.” —Luc Sante, The Criterion Collection

“A witty, urbane portrait of Manhattan’s debutante scene.” —Matthew Weyland, BBC.com