Carolyn Farina
Director: Whit Stillman Cast: Carolyn Farina
Carolyn Farina
, Edward Clements
Edward Clements
, Christopher Eigeman
Christopher Eigeman
Whit Stillman

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The debut film from writer-director Whit Stillman etches a sophisticated comic portrait of New York debutante society at the twilight of the 1980s. Set during the Christmas season, the film is told from the vantage point of Tom Townsend (Edward Clements), a self-professed proletarian radical who stumbles into the social sphere of a group of well-off Upper East Side twentysomethings calling themselves the SFRP (or Sally Fowler Rat Pack, named in honor of a frequent party hostess). The group includes Nick (Christopher Eigeman), an acidic misanthrope; sweet-natured Jane Austen acolyte Audrey (Carolyn Farina); Charlie (Taylor Nichols), a tongue-tied bumbler secretly in love with Audrey; and femme fatale Cynthia (Isabel Gillies). Quickly, Tom, who comes from much more humble beginnings, finds himself caught in the middle of the group. Audrey even develops a crush on him, but Tom is still reeling from a broken relationship with renowned man-eater Serena (Elizabeth Thompson), a peripheral member of the SFRP. It all leads to a romantic climax at the Southampton vacation home of Nick's womanizing arch-enemy Rick von Sloneker (Will Kempe).

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2012
UPC: 0715515096713
Original Release: 1990
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 15,015

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Stillman, Editor Christopher Tellefsen, and Actors Christopher Eigeman and Taylor Nichols; Rare Outtakes and alternate Casting, with Commentary by Stillman; ; Plus: An Essay by Critic Luc Sante

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carolyn Farina Audrey Rouget
Edward Clements Tom Townsend
Christopher Eigeman Nick Smith
Taylor Nichols Charlie Black
Allison Rutledge-Parisi Jane Clarke
Dylan Hundley Sally Fowler
Isabel Gillies Cynthia McClean
Bryan Leder Fred Neff
Will Kempe Rick Von Sloneker
Stephen Uys Victor Lemley
Ellia Thompson Serena Slocum
Alice Connorton Mrs. Townsend
Roget W. Kirby Man at Bar
Catherine Atzen Herself
Blayne Perry Actor
Tomas R. Voth Cab Driver
Donal Lardner Ward North Greenwich Preppie
Linda Gillies Mrs. Rouget
John Carroll Lynch Allen Green
Caroline Bennett Sabina (Texas Deb)
Frank Creighton Cadet Frawley
Joel S. Schreiber A.T. Harris Salesman
J. Harden Rose TV Voice of Debutante Ball
Victoria Chickering SFPR Friend (Early-nighter)
Kevin Schack SFPR Friend (Early-nighter)
Tina Thornton SFPR Friend (Early-nighter)
Andrew Lyle SFPR Friend (Early-nighter)
Hank Poley SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)

Technical Credits
Whit Stillman Director,Co-producer,Producer,Screenwriter
Mary Jane Fort Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Greenbaum Co-producer
John Thomas Cinematographer
Tom Judson Score Composer,Songwriter
Mark Suozzo Score Composer
Christopher Tellefsen Editor
Peter Wentworth Co-producer

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