Metropolitan by Whit Stillman (USA, 1989, 98 min.). This chic satire, the first in Whit Stillman’s “Doomed Bourgeois in Love” trilogy, introduced the world to Stillman’s distinct style—a style that would later influence young auteurs like Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, and Lena Dunham. The film follows a clique of New York college students who gather each night during winter break to drink and talk politics and philosophy. A newcomer to the group brings fresh drama and radical ideas.

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