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Damsel's in Distress (2011) & Kicking and Screaming (1995)
New Beverly Cinema
Los Angeles, CA
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Damsel's in Distress (2011) & Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Wednesday and Thursday, July 11-12, 2012:

2011, USA, 99 minutes, 35mm, Sony Pictures Classics
Written and directed by Whit Stillman
Starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton,
Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemore, Hugo Becker,
Ryan Metcalf, Aubrey Plaza
Wed & Thu: 7:30 pm

PLUS, on the same double feature:

1995, USA, 96 minutes, 35mm, Lionsgate
Written and directed by Noah Baumbach
Story by Noah Baumbach & Oliver Berkman
Starring Josh Hamilton, Eric Stoltz, Olivia D'Abo,
Chris Eigeman, Parker Posey, Elliott Gould,
Catherine Kellner, Jonathan Baumbach
Wed & Thu: 9:30 pm


Sony Pictures Classics' synopsis of DAMSELS IN DISTRESS:

Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress is a comedy about a trio of beautiful girls as they set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university  the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They
welcome transfer student Lily (Analeigh Tipton) into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men-including smooth Charlie (Adam Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen)-who threaten the girls' friendship and sanity...

Critical acclaim for DAMSELS IN DISTRESS:

"Things are looking up: Whit Stillman has made another movie, his first since 1998's The Last Days of Disco completed the urbane, preppy trilogy begun with Metropolitan and Barcelona. So welcome Damsels in Distress, an exhilarating gift of a comedy about college, the female intellect, the limitless male ego, inventing a new dance, and suicide prevention."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Innocence deserted teen movies ages ago, but it makes a comeback, revived and romanticized, in this joyous anachronism."
- Richard Corliss, Time

"Pic is chockfull of daft digressions and sweetly silly subplots, but the ensemble goes at it all with such deadpan rigor, it plays like vintage screwball comedy minus the pratfalls, apart from what must be one of the most uproariously funny suicide attempts in recent film history. Positively boiling with sharp, almost casually dispensed zingers, repeated phrases (Rose is constantly on a suspicious vigil against 'playboy or operator types'), and dialogue that might not be so funny when repeated in isolation but is hilarious in context, Stillman's screenplay is a thing of beauty."
- Leslie Felperin, Variety


Critical acclaim for KICKING AND SCREAMING:

"Baumbach approaches his topic of generational angst as a modern coming-of-age story, and in both style and spirit he is closer to Rohmer and Truffaut than the creators of most recent 'twentysomething' films. As a writer, Baumbach loves smart, glib talk, and he has a sharp ear for fast-paced, overlapping dialogue; as a director, though, he prefers long takes that allow his characters to work out their feelings. At the same time, the movie barrels through its story with the brisk efficiency of a '30s screwball comedy."
- Hal Hinson, The Washington Post

"Baumbach is also often cross-referenced with Whit Stillman, who has used the versatile and resourceful Chris Eigeman in all three of his own featuresMetropolitan (1990), Barcelona (1994), and The Last Days of Disco (1998)and with Wes Anderson (who has enlisted Baumbach as a co-writer again on his latest project, The Fantastic Mr. Fox). But if Stillman's own witty way with dialogue and youthful behavior and his keen sense of locale periodically suggest Eric Rohmer, and Anderson at his best (as in 1998's Rushmore) has the high-style populist wit of an Ernst Lubitsch, I think Baumbach's most relevant influence is someone looser and more experimental than either of these: Jean Renoir. His Renoir-like taste for long takes, where he sometimes lets his camera roam while following his actors from a distance, is already strikingly evident in the very first shot of Kicking and Screaming."
- Jonathan Rosenbaum,
Criterion Collection film essay excerpt


This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films!

The box office opens approx. 15 minutes before the first film and then re-opens shortly before the second film for those who wish to only see the second film.If you wish to only see the second film and purchased ticket(s) through Brown Paper Tickets, you will be able to claim your ticket(s) to the second film about 10 minutes before the second film starts.

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

1 block west of La Brea
Plentiful street parking on Formosa Ave. after 6 PM
Served by MTA lines 14 and 212


New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States



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