Spotlight + Interview – Director Whit Stillman (‘Damsels In Distress,’ ‘The Last Days of Disco’)

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Writer-director Whit Stillman was once one of the most buzzed-about American filmmakers around – that is, until he took almost a decade to make another film. Damsels in Distress, his new, delightfully screwy pseudo-romantic comedy, finally breaks his extended period of silence, and our own Justine Smith got to talk to him about it. She, Simon Howell and special guest Rudie Obias of The AuteurCast review the new movie, along with his previous film, 1998’s The Last Days of Disco.

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Playlist:

Metronomy – “Trouble”
Sonic Youth – “Little Trouble Girl”
The Velvet Underground and Nico – “Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams”

 

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