DIRECTOR: WHIT STILLMAN
CAST: CAROLYN FARINA, EDWARD CLEMENTS, CHRIS EIGEMAN, TAYLOR NICHOLS, DYLAN HUNDLEY, ISABEL GILLIES
One of the most iconic New York independent films of the 90s, Metropolitan is an irresistible comedy of manners and a tour through an Upper East Side once decorated with teenage patrician debutantes and dandies. When a bright-eyed middle class Princetonian encounters a group self-dubbed the “Urban Haute Bourgeoisie,” new affections and rivalries are forged, and the newcomer is introduced to their manipulations, cruelties, and endless over-intellectualization of emotions. Nominated for Best Original Screenplay, it is the first installment in writer-director Whit Stillman’s trilogy of sophisticated satires detailing the lives of beautiful, young, affluent city dwellers, followed by Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco.