Hommage à l'occasion de la venue du réalisateur
American writer-director Whit Stillman burst onto the scene with his first feature, Metropolitan (1990), which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. He has since become an indie darling for his smart, witty and cine-literate takedowns of especially American life, often packaged as contemporary comedies of manners.
He’ll be at the Cinémathèque during the first weekend of December for a conversation about his career; to talk about the book 'Whit Stillman: Not so long ago' (Fireflies Press) and to present his films The Last Days of Disco (with Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale) and Damsels in Distress (with Greta Gerwig), as well as the 1935 musical Top Hat, with Fred Astaire, a major influence.
Ve 01 | 12 à 19h00 : A Conversation with Whit Stillman
Moderated by Giovanni Marchini Camia (publisher, Fireflies Press; film critic, Sight & Sound, Film Comment) | in English | about 45’ | followed by a brief signing session of the book Whit Stillman: Not so long ago (Fireflies Press) and a screening of:
The Last Days of Disco (USA 1998 | Whit Stillman | vostFR | 113')
Sa 02 | 12 à 18h00 : Damsels in Distress (USA 2011 | Whit Stillman | vostFR | 99’)
► Followed by a Q&A with Whit Stillman
Sa 02 | 12 à 20h30 : Top Hat (USA 1935 | Mark Sandrich | vo | 81’)
► With an introduction by Whit Stillman
Ma 05 | 12 à 18h30 : Love & Friendship (UK-Irlande-France 2016 | Whit Stillman | vostFR | 93’)