At the end of writer-director Whit Stillman's 1998 film The Last Days of Disco, about the demise of disco in early-'80s Manhattan, yuppie Josh gives an earnest speech to his friends: "Disco was too great and too much fun to be gone forever! It's got to come back someday. I just hope it will be in our own lifetimes." He'll get his wish tonight when the Film Comment Selects series presents an evening of disco dancing with DJs Jeremy Campbell (Tropical Computer System) and Dan Selzer (Acute Records) and refreshments by Stella Artois after a screening of the film (which stars Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale as a couple of hard-partying aspiring book editors). Stillman will also be in attendance to discuss the film, the final movie of his semi-autobiographical trilogy that included Metropolitan (1990) and Barcelona (1994).
Thu., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2009