Play Dates

October 9 & 11        Austin, TX        AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY

Metropolitan Play Dates


USA, 1990
Director: Whit Stillman
Producer: Whit Stillman, Peter Wentworth, Brian Greenbaum
Cast: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols
Screenwriter: Whit Stillman
Cinematography: John Thomas
Music: Mark Suozzo, Tom Judson
Genre: Comedy
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: English
Running Time: 98 minutes

An ironically comic look at Manhattan’s endangered debutante scene, Metropolitan chronicles the rise and ultimate decline of a group of young Park Avenue socialites who gather nightly to discuss love, honor, and the impending demise of their class.

Awards and Nominations:
Best Original Screenplay nomination (Academy Awards, 1991)
Best New Director (New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1990)
Best First Feature (Independent Spirit Awards, 1991)
Best Female Lead and Best Screenplay nominations (Independent Spirit Awards, 1991)
Silver Leopard (Locarno International Film Festival, 1990)
Critics Award (Deauville Film Festival, 1990)
Coup de Coeur LTC (Deauville Film Festival, 1990)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"EXHILARATING! Not just smart but funny, sharp, surprising, engaging!"
— Ron Rosenbaum, Mademoiselle

— David Denby

Marvelously literate, comic and romantic."
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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