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‘Barcelona’ Nears 20th Anniversary

Whit Stillman’s Barcelona is almost no longer a teen, but will still not be old enough to drink Rolling Rock Beer.  Barcelona will be turning twenty soon, as it premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) June 12, 1994 as the closing film.  It would open in the USA on July 29th 1994 and was a critical as well as financial success (as well as being adored by Stanley Kubrick).  It starred Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, Mira Sorvino, Tushka Bergen and Pep Munné.

Article on the 1994 SIFF premiere from the Seattle Times archives from May 12, 1994 (no writer cited):

— Director Whit Stillman’s first feature since the highly acclaimed “Metropolitan,” “Barcelona” focuses on the lives and loves of two estranged cousins – one a businessman, the other a naval attache – who are brought together by fate in Spain during a time when anti-American and anti-NATO tensions are at their height. Stillman will attend the festival for the film’s premiere. June 12, 6:30 p.m., Egyptian, $20.

 

Plus a couple articles on the film:

http://www.nytimes.com/movies/movie/3934/Barcelona/overview

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/barcelona-1994

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19940731&slug=1922972

 

Ad from the first day showing in NYC
Ad from the first day showing in NYC

Stillman Newspaper Barcelona copy

Jerry, Kramer and Elaine with Whit Stillman's "Barcelona" poster in the background.  "Seinfeld" Season 6 episode 9
Jerry, Kramer and Elaine with Whit Stillman’s “Barcelona” poster in the background. “Seinfeld” Season 6 episode 9

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