Damsels In Distress
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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The film follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College – the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group who 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 slick Charlie, dreamboat Xavier and the mad frat pack of Frank and Thor – who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.
"In the film, the word 'tailspin' plays a key role ... Just as pilots use steep dives to build speed and regain control, pulling out just before they hit ground, our heroine finds downward velocity reforming her life – but in steep descent one cannot be sure a fatal crash will be avoided."
Whit Stillman

tags: Feature film

Cast: Greta Gerwig, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Analeigh Tipton, Carrie MacLemore, Adam Brody


Screenplay: Whit Stillman

Director of Photography: Doug Emmett

Film Editor: Andrew Hafitz

Composer: Mark Suozzo, Adam Schlesinger

Production Designer: Elizabeth J. Jones

Costume Design: Ciera Wells

Sound: Tom Paul

Producer: Whit Stillman

Co-Producer: Charlie Dibe

Director: Whit Stillman