‘Metropolitan’ is Coming to Memphis

John Beifuss at commercialappeal.com writes that Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan is coming to the Indie Memphis Film Festival November 6, 2015.  Whit Stillman will be there as well.  More details soon will emerge on the festivals site.

Stillman, 63, a filmmaker who emerged at about the same time as such very different American independents as Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee, will present a 25th anniversary screening of his debut film, “Metropolitan,” which earned an Oscar nomination for Original Screenplay for its witty look at the lives of well-educated and well-to-do young people in New York. The screening will take place Nov. 6 at Circuit Playhouse.

Indie Memphis president Ryan Watt said the Stillman event was organized in response to requests from Stillman fans among festival board members and supporters. “It’s simply that we thought it would be great to get Whit to the festival,” he said.