“Blue Like Jazz” Held Over; “Damsels in Distress” Opens May 4!

Whit Stillman’s “Damsels in Distress” examines the manners and morals of fledgling members of the privileged class at a fictional college. This is news: a movie populated by young people who do not mumble, swear, punctuate their utterances with “like” or think that an incredulous “really?” represents the apogee of wit. Even if it did not have other charms, this peculiar campus comedy would be worth seeing for the delightful felicity of its dialogue.“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, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lilly 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, dreamboat Xavier and the mad frat pack of Frank and Thor-who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity. trailer

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