Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan opens in the City of Angels today at Laemmle. Whit Stillman and some cast members will be there tonight and tomorrow at the 7pm screenings.
METROPOLITAN writer-director Whit Stillman and cast members Taylor Nichols, Elizabeth Thompson, and Bryan Leder will participate in Q&A’s after the 7 PM screenings at the Royal on Friday and Saturday, August 14 and 15. The Friday Q&A will be moderated by National Public Radio film critic Ella Taylor.
Michael Odmark interviews Whit Stillman, Isabel Gillies, Dylan Hundley and Taylor Nichols about Metropolitan for The Close-Up podcast.
For today’s bonus episode of our podcast, we’re featuring an intimate discussion with director Whit Stillman, who, along with cast members Isabel Gillies, Dylan Hundley, and Taylor Nichols stopped by the Film Society to talk about his 1990 indie classic, Metropolitan. The 25th-anniversary restoration of the film opens here today with the director and cast in person for Q&As at select screenings.
Whit Stillman’s Oscar Nominated Metropolilan will be re-released in August to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Indiewire has more information on this upcoming event.
Rialto Pictures will re-release the movie in New York on August 7 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and in Los Angeles on August 14 at Laemmle’s Royal. It will also be released nationwide throughout late summer and the fall.
A little more than 24 years ago, Whit Stillman won the Best First Feature award, at the prestigious Independent Spirit Awards in 1991. A few years prior, Spike Lee won for She’s Gotta Have It, which inspired Stillman on how to make his debut film.
From an IFC interview by Stephen Saito:
Generally, that’s right — but film history doesn’t strictly respect decade divides. I’d put the early “golden age” as the ten years from 1984 – for a lot of us, the artistic and commercial success of Jim Jarmusch’s “Stranger than Paradise” was the big inspiration, followed by Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It.”