DAMSELS IN DISTRESS
Jul 6 - 9, 5:30 and 8:00
Young indie actress Greta Gerwig (Baghead) leads an excellent ensemble in this charming, civilized and very funny campus comedy, the first film in a dozen years from astute director Whit Stillman (Last Days of Disco), whose films parse the lives of privileged young adults with clever, witty dialogue. Veronica is the leader of a group of beautiful women at a recently co-ed integrated college who are determined to save their (mostly male) schoolmates from themselves. She is joined by principled Rose and sexy Heather; they recruit new transfer student Lily (Analeigh Tipton, Crazy Stupid Love) who is somewhat skeptical but game as the group confronts suicide prevention with doughnuts and musical dance numbers and tries to improve frat boy hygiene by dating the offenders. Director Stillman will be on MDI and attend screenings on Sat, Sun and Mon.