Whit, Wes & Woody And Damsels In Distress

Whit Stillman, the writer/director behind such the preppydämmerung classic “Metropolitan” and considered the missing link between Woody Allen and Wes Anderson, is preparing to debut his latest film, “Damsels in Distress,” which is currently making the festival rounds.

The Boston Globe describes the film as a fairy-tale comedy of manners set at a fictitious New England college. According to the paper’s film writer Ty Burr:

“Damsels in Distress’’ deals with eternal emotions even as it seems to take place in a bubble outside our times. The film was shot on Staten Island in the 19th-century buildings of Sailor’s Snug Harbor; it feels like Tinker Toy Ivy League. The score references early ’60s Brill Building pop and swoony movie music like “Theme From ‘A Summer Place.’ ’’ Violet [the protagonist] and her minions are simultaneously retro and up-to-the-minute, enchanting and off-putting.

“Damsels In Distress” is scheduled for release on April 6.