METROPOLITAN introduced by director Whit Stillman
Thursday, May 9
Director Whit Stillman will appear in person to introduce the film.
(1990) “Then Tom (Clements), a quiet, middle class student with a distaste for privileged wealth, is unexpectedly adopted by a group of debs and escorts calling themselves the Sally Fowler Rat Pack, his pride and prejudice are rapidly eroded, not only by the glam sophistication of the soirées he attends in hired tux, but by the articulate, contentious conversations in which he takes part. Audrey (Farina), especially, seems a soul-mate, but Tom still nurses secret feelings for old flame Serena (Thompson), a socialite with too many strings to her beaux. Will he ditch the deb scene, find true love, or merely make it through the season unscathed?” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London). DCP. Approx. 98 min.
Part of Whit Stillman’s “Doomed. Bourgeois. In Love” Trilogy.