A group of sorority girls decide to take on depression and suicide prevention whilst grooming the fraternity riffraff into respectable young men in Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress, his first film since 1998′s The Last Days of Disco. It isn’t long before the boys resort to their baser needs though, causing the ladies to need their own therapy. The ensemble cast, led by Greta Gerwig and Adam Brody, are all delightful. True to Stillman’s form, everyone speaks with great enunciation and elaborate vocabulary, yet the tone remains light and whimsical. Damsels in Distress is a dry, witty satire that pokes fun at the foolishness behind intellectualizing emotions, and while it may be too highbrow for some, it will surely be a guilty pleasure for others.
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Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle (War Witch) wins top award at the Tribeca Film Festival (ADDED: Jeff Barnaby‘s Rhymes for Young Ghouls wins Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award)
During tonight’s Tribeca Film Festival awards ceremony, which was held at the at the Conrad New York in New York, Kim Nguyen‘s Rebelle (War Witch) received the Founders Award for [...]