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    Whit Stillman Q & A: 'Damsels in Distress,' 13-Year Hiatus, Upcoming Ska Rocksteady Project

    Director Whit Stillman and actress Analeigh Tipton were on hand Sunday evening for a Q&A following Cinefamily's sneak preview screening of "Damsels in Distress."

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    As Whit Stillman Returns, Here's 5 Other Long-Absent Directors Making A Comeback In 2012

    Late last night, the trailer for Whit Stillman's "Damsels In Distress" debuted, and for those who didn't catch it on the festival circuit last year, it was the first time they'd seen any new footage from the "Metropolitan" and "Barcelona" helmer in over a decade. By the time that 'Damsels' is releas...

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    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 (&qu...

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    As 'Junebug' Helmer Phil Morrison Announces A New Project, Where Have These 5 Long-Absent Indie Directors Been?

    We were just having a conversation around The Playlist's office pinball machine this week ("Ghostbusters 2"-branded, in case you were wondering) about whatever happened to director Phil Morrison, who helmed the excellent "Junebug" back in 2006 (launching the career of Amy Adams in the process) only ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

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    Whit Stillman's 'Damsels In Distress' To Close 2011 Venice Film Festival

    Frederick Wiseman's 'Crazy Horse,' Jean Marc-Vallee's 'Cafe De Flore' Head Up Venice Days Line-UpAnnoyingly, the fall film festivals seem to have gotten together and decided to release all their news at the same time, on the same day: just as Toronto was unveiling its line-up, Venice has now announc...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Re-Teams With Whit Stillman For 'Violet Wister’s Damsels In Distress'

    Whit Stillman's first film in a staggering thirteen years has found a familiar home. Sony Pictures Classics has announced that it has picked up the worldwide rights to the filmmaker's next release,"Violet Wister’s Damsels In Distress" (formerly known simply as "Damsels In Distress").

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    First Look At Whit Stillman's 'Damsels In Distress' Starring Greta Gerwig & Adam Brody

    Update: Pics removed at the request of New Amsterdam New York Corp.

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    Greta Gerwig Says Whit Stillman's 'Damsels In Distress' Will Hit In The Fall

    As we discussed in our review from earlier in the week, there's not much notable about "No Strings Attached," which hits theaters today. But it does mark the studio debut of indie darling Greta Gerwig, whose sweet and funny performance is one of the few highlights. She's following it up by starring ...

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