Whit Stillman is the focus of a fantastic Homage taking place at the Luxembourg Cinémathèque this weekend (December 1 – 5)!
The celebratory event kicks off with a conversation on 12/1 with Whit Stillman, Signing of the new book -” Whit Stillman: Not so long ago” (Fireflies Press), and a screening of “The Last Days of Disco!
“Things are looking up!” on 12/2 when “Damsels in Distress” screens with a Q&A to follow. He will also be introducing the Fred Astaire classic “Top Hat” later that day!
And finally, on 12/5 the homage will close out with the recent classic “Love & Friendship”!
Follow the link below for more details and times for the screenings – and be sure to check out the amazing homage video!
With the start of December just a day away, it’s officially becoming “Metropolitan Season”! Being a Christmas classic, Whit Stillman’s debut feature has plenty of seasonal screenings lined up. As per usual, Mr. Stillman will be on hand for introductions and Q&A for many of the screenings! See if a Metropolitan holiday screening is coming to your town!
After a tremendously busy summer of individual screenings (many featuring Q&A’s from Whit Stillman himself!), the beloved “Doomed. Bourgeois. In Love.” Trilogy has been screening at the renowned Austin Film Society as part of the Austin Film Festival. While the “Metropolitan” screening has already completed, the rest of the trilogy still lies ahead!
Screening times for “Barcelona” and “The Last Days of Disco” can be found here!
In addition to these screenings, Mr. Stillman will be speaking at the “Writing to Direct” Panel at the festival on 10/27 as well as “A Conversation with Whit Stillman” on 10/28.
Find more about these events and all the other exciting things happening at The Austin Film Festival here!
After years of being held in suspense, praying that “The Cosmopolitans” would be picked up and revived, and watching your bootleg copy of the revered pilot, it was announced that a new television project is in the works from Whit Stillman.
“The Splendid Affinities” is the title of the new series to be written and directed by Stillman. Described as a big budget Romantic Comedy Adventure, the series will be taking place in Paris, Madrid, and London.
Via the official press release:
The Splendid Affinities is set in the present day, thirty years after the end of the Soviet era, where the fictional Baltic republic of Vronyia is again under threat – as is the life of its beloved Prince Michael, elder statesman of the country’s return to democracy. The tentacles of violence extend to London, Paris and Madrid with our heroes out to save the nation, its deposed leaders, and the world, in the most stylish – least bloody – way possible – with dreams of finding love while doing so.
Very exciting news for fans of Whit and the genre! As Mr. Stillman has commented, the adventure rom-com is “A popular genre, always rare, has become rarer: adventure with humor and romance,”
That said, there is no doubt (in this authors mind) that networks and streaming services alike will be clamoring to get their hands on this.
Stay tuned for more developments as they come along!