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Watch: Trailer For Whit Stillman's Unique 'Damsels In Distress' Lands

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 10:21 PM
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Joining a handful of filmmakers making their return last year including Lynne Ramsay, Cameron Crowe and Alexander Payne, Whit Stillman showed he still had the goods when he unveiled "Damsels In Distress" at the Venice and Toronto film festivals last year. Filled with this trademark patter, distinct style and a tone and mood that all his his own, the film isn't for everyone, but for those willing to go along for the ride, it's worth the watch.

Posters For 'Damsels In Distress,' 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' & 'Bel Ami'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 3:18 PM
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So, looking for something to put on your wall? Well there's something for every fan of cinema here from arthouse lovers, to high concept comedy fans and RPatz devotees.

Whit Stillman Wants To Team Up Old Favorite Chris Eigeman & 'Damsels' Star Adam Brody For New Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 15, 2011 6:49 AM
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Says Adaptation Of 'Red Azalea' Is Dead, But He May Yet Make A China-Set FilmConsidering how long he's been away -- thirteen years since his most recent film, "The Last Days of Disco" -- there was understandably some concern about the return of Whit Stillman with "Damsels in Distress." Had the dryly funny, literate indie legend behind "Barcelona" and "Metropolitan" gotten rusty in his time away? Would the casting of teen idol Adam Brody, and mumblecore queen Greta Gerwig in a college-set comedy see him water down his work to appeal to the kids?

The Return Of Whit Stillman, 'Twixt,' Brad Pitt's 'Moneyball' & More: Midway Check-In With TIFF 2011

  • By The Playlist
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  • September 12, 2011 10:50 AM
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Running from September 8-18, we're essentially at the midway check-in point of the Toronto International Film Festival. Keeping up with all of the reviews is nuts, hell keeping up with our own reviews is taxing.

TIFF '11 Review: A (Mostly) Delightful 'Damsels In Distress' A Welcome Return By Whit Stillman

  • By James Rocchi
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  • September 12, 2011 2:15 AM
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From the moment the Sony Pictures Classics logo pops up not in the usual blue -- but in cupcake frosting pink -- you know that Whit Stillman's first film in 13 years (!) is going to be something special. While word from Venice -- where the film closed the festival before heading to TIFF -- was good, the question to be answered was whether or not Stillman's style and cinematic persona would stand up in a filmmaking landscape that has changed immensely since "Last Days of Disco." Well, let there be no doubt: Stillman is just as enjoyable as when we last met him those many years ago and "Damsels In Distress" finds the director with lots (and lots and lots) left to say.

Whit Stillman Still Plans To Make Jamaican-Set 'Dancing Mood' After 'Damsels In Distress'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • September 9, 2011 3:04 AM
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Calls New Comedy "Jane Austen Meets Judd Apatow"While we wait with bated breath to find out if director Whit Stillman’s first film in over a decade, “Damsels in Distress,” can deliver on expectations, it would appear that the director already has his next directorial effort in mind. And for longtime fans keeping score, it's an old one that's been brewing for several years.

New Pics From 'Damsels In Distress,' 'Dark Horse,' 'Wild Salome,' '4:44 Last Day On Earth' & 'W.E.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 6, 2011 5:22 AM
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Can't make it to any of the festivals? Or didn't get the selections you wanted while shopping for your TIFF tickets? Well, hopefully these pics will tide you over. The Venice Film Festival has a plethora of new looks at some films that will be making waves this fall.

Watch: Greta Gerwig Says Handsome Men Are To Be Avoided In Clips From 'Damsels In Distress'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 2, 2011 3:17 AM
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It has been thirteen long, long years since Whit Stillman's last film, "Last Days Of Disco," and while we've seen images and read plot details about his forthcoming effort "Damsels In Distress," today we finally get our first real taste of the film, as a clip has hit the interwebs.

New Looks At Whit Stillman's 'Damsels In Distress' & Rebecca Hall-Led Ghost Story 'The Awakening'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2011 4:25 AM
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1998 was the last time we had a film from Whit Stillman—“The Last Days of Disco”—and it has taken thirteen years, and a few projects that never got off the ground, to finally bring the indie filmmaking legend back, and we hope the wait is worth it.

'Page Eight,' 'Alps,' 'Violet & Daisy,' 'Wuthering Heights,' Machine Gun Preacher' & More Go To TIFF

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2011 2:58 AM
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Massive Slate Of Final Additions Includes 'Your Sister's Sister,' 'Hysteria,' 'Damsels In Distress,' 'Sleeping Beauty,' 'Miss Bala' & Many, Many MoreTIFF has just dropped the final batch of films slated to hit Toronto next month, and you might want to pack some Red Bull before heading up north. The number of additions is staggering, so let's get right to it shall we?

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