Hi Boys and Girls!
Yesterday I was specially invited to a preview screening of Whit Stillman’s new film Damsels in Distress. On the way there I stopped off at an all-american bar with my friends at Buffalo Picture House where they serve $2 buds…amazing! I was also in the mood for a big plate of nachos, and boy, they were HUGE!
After stuffing myself with beer and nachos I headed over to 550 Madison Avenue for the screening…OMG that was an experience! The building itself is absolutely huge. It feels like stepping into your own little Sony Entertainment world and it is simply awesome.
The kind press lady at Falco Ink even handed me a movie ticket (just like the real thing!) which I had to hand over to the security guard at the entrance of the screening. He wouldn’t let me keep it or allow a picture and so I sadly can’t show you guys….thankfully though I had a special bar of soap handed over to me at the entrance by the kind press lady…!
The Sony Screening Room is apparently the best one in New York, and I must say it doesn’t disappoint. The seats are huge, comfy and spacious which makes the movie experience all the better.
The movie itself was a wonderful piece of cinema. Stillman hadn’t released anything theatrically since The Last Days of Disco in 1998, and it was reassuring to witness Stillman at his best and not having lost his touch one bit.
The dialogue was incredibly witty, intelligent and amusing. The performances were perfect and the cast well put together. Having closed the Venice Film Festival in 2011 the film has so far been garnering some brilliant reviews. I cannot wait to see how it does at the box office!
The film has an awesome ensemble cast that includes Greta Gerwig, Carrie MacLemore, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Analeigh Tipton and Adam Brody.
Watch this Interview with Whit Stillman himself:
Hugs and Kisses