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‘Tis the Season..

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!

December 6: The Mercury – https://www.mercurycx.org/silverscreen/

December 11: NYC Film Forum – https://filmforum.org/events/event/metropolitan-december-11

December 14: TIFF Bell Lightbox – https://tiff.net/events/metropolitan-with-whit-stillman

December 16: Eastman Museum – https://www.eastman.org/event/film-screenings/metropolitan

Stay tuned for further screenings as they’re announced!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

From the archives of the New York Times comes an article about the Yule Log from Thomas Vinciguerra.

Like Christmas itself, the Yule log means different things to different people. ”It’s sort of a symbol of loneliness,” said the director Whit Stillman, who depicted a solitary Yule log viewer in a melancholy scene in his 1990 movie ”Metropolitan.” ”It probably wasn’t a great Christmas for you if you were watching it.” But, Mr. Stillman added, ”it’s a great thing to have when you touch bottom socially. No matter how low you go, if you had a TV, you had the Yule log.”