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THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO Q&A with director Whit Stillman

4:30

Thursday, May 9

Director Whit Stillman will appear in person after the film for an audience Q&A, moderated by film critic Farran Nehme Smith.

Headshot of film critic Farran Nehme Smith. Farran Smith Nehme has written about film and film history for the New York Post, Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal, Film Comment, Sight & Sound, Criterion, and at her blog, Self-Styled Siren. Her novel, Missing Reels, was published in 2014.


(1998) “Manhattan, the early 1980s. Recent graduates from an upper crust college, Alice (Sevigny) and Charlotte (Beckinsale) – flatmates and friends of a sort – pass their days working as trainee publishing editors, and most of their nights discussing social niceties at a fashionable disco where assistant manager Des (Eigman) courts the boss’s disfavor by admitting the wrong kind of clientele. The girls hang out at the disco with a preppy bunch of Harvard admen and lawyers; rumors, rivalry and falling-out is rife and relationships are frequently at risk. The third comedy of manners in Stillman’s loose trilogy about ‘doomed bourgeois in love’ again highlights the writer/director’s expertise with naturalistically articulate dialogue whose idioms, ironies and absurdities provide vivid insights into the delusions, desires and often ludicrous tribal rituals of the young, privileged and mostly, pretty ineffectual.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London). DCP. Approx. 113 min.

Part of Whit Stillman’s “Doomed. Bourgeois. In Love” Trilogy.

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Thursday, May 9

4:30*

*Q&A with director Whit Stillman

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