- 'Damsels in Distress'
Whit Stillman wrote, produced, and directed a slew of successful comedies in the '90s, including the Oscar-nominated Metropolitan, and then he fell silent for decade. Stillman returned last year, with Damsels in Distress, a comedy about a group of girls at an East Coast college who try to help severely depressed students with a regime of cleanliness and dancing. Starring Adam Brody, Greta Gerwig, and Analeigh Tipton, the film premiered as the Closing Night film at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. A special sneak preview screening tonight with Stillman and Gerwig at AFI Silver Theatre. Not So Long Ago: The Films of Whit Stillman also ends tonight with a final screening of Stillman's 1998 film, The Last Days of Disco, starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny. 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $15/$12.
SPACE FOOD & MUSIC
SOLD OUT!! Nero at 9:30 Club.
Food That's Out of This World. Vickie Kloeris, the brains behind space food, talks recipes and how the foods are developed, tested, and packaged before being sent off on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. S. Dillon Ripley Center. 6:30 p.m. $35.