Friday, October 25 | 8 pm
Sunday, October 27 | 5:30 pm
Over the course of the 1990s, writer-director Whit Stillman made a trio of 80s-set comedies—Metropolitan, Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco—about the acid tongues and broken hearts of some haplessly erudite young Americans in New York and abroad. At once effervescent and melancholy, the final installment in this informal trilogy is a cleverly comic look at the early 1980s Manhattan party scene from the vantage point of the late nineties. At the center of the film’s roundelay of revelers are the icy Charlotte (Kate Beckinsale) and the demure Alice (Chloë Sevigny), by day toiling as publishing house assistants and by night looking for romance and entertainment at a Studio 54–like club. Brimming with Stillman’s trademark dry humor, The Last Days of Disco is an affectionate yet unsentimental look at the end of an era.
Director Whit Stillman | 1998 | In English | 113 minutes | R (for some elements involving sexuality and drugs) | DCP