Austin Film Festival
Whit Stillman earned a suprise Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1990 for his debut film Metropolitan, a witty, mannered look at a dying breed of Ivy-League New York socialites. Based on his own experiences, and financed by selling his apartment and begging favors of friends for shooting locations, Metropolitan began an unofficial trilogy of films loosely inspired by his life experiences that's rounded out by 1994's Barcelona and 1998's The Last Days of Disco.
The Austin Film Festival takes place October 20-27, with hundreds of screenings, panels and parties all week. Badges are still available online. General admission tickets for Metropolitan go onsale 25 minutes prior to the screening.