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Trailer Watch: Whit Stillman’s ‘Damsels in Distress’ Stars Indie Fave Gerwig

Trailer Watch: Whit Stillman's 'Damsels in Distress' Stars Indie Fave Gerwig

Check out the new trailer for Whit Stillman’s long anticipated college comedy “Damsels in Distress” (Sony Pictures Classics, April 6). The movie, which has been on the fest circuit since September, where it played Toronto (reviews here), is just what you’d expect from Stillman (“Metropolitan,” “Last Days of Disco”). Fitfully charming and disarmingly punchy, it’s Stillman’s first movie in fourteen years. “Damsels in Distress” features a pack of co-eds aiming to revive the standard of life at an East Coast University. 

Greta Gerwig (“Greenberg,” “Arthur”), who is also marvelous in current indie release “The Dish & the Spoon” (TOH’s interview here), ably carries this one too, matching up well with Stillman’s quick wit and quirky world view. She plays Violet, the head of a prim pack of girls who take a new student, Analeigh Tipton (“Crazy Stupid Love”), under their tutelage. The movie also stars Adam Brody, Carrie MacLemore, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Aubrey Plaza.

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Salty Bill

Looking forward to this film very much. I got to meet Whit Stillman in 1990, when he screened Metropolitan at Sundance. He's a charming man, and his films reflect his urbane, humane take on the world. Much luck to him….

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