Writer-Director Whit Stillman Will Present 2017 Albaugh LectureMarch 21, 2017
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WACO, Texas (March 21, 2017) – Whit Stillman, a writer-director best known for his 1990 movie “Metropolitan,” will present the 2017 Roy B. Albaugh Lecture on March 23 and 24 at Baylor University.
“An Evening with Whit Stillman” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. “Whit Stillman’s Films: ‘Metropolitan’ and a Conversation with its Creator” will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in Room 101 of Castellaw Communications Center, 219 Baylor Ave.
Stillman’s film, “Metropolitan,” earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and played a crucial role in launching the “indie” film industry in the United States. Stillman also has written and produced “Barcelona,” “Last Days of Disco,” “Damsels in Distress” and “Love and Friendship.”
“We are thrilled that Whit Stillman has accepted our invitation to give the prestigious Albaugh Lecture,” said Michael Foley, Ph.D., associate professor of patristics in the Great Texts Program in the Honors College and chair of the Albaugh committee. “Stillman’s five movies are already studied and appreciated at Baylor by film students and faculty as well as by others in a variety of fields such as political science, English and theology. With these two events, the entire Baylor family now has the opportunity to fall in love with Stillman’s high comic art.”
The Roy B. Albaugh Phi Beta Kappa Lectureship was endowed in the late 1970s by Mrs. Oma Buchanan Albaugh in memory of her late husband, a Waco business and civic leader from 1920 until his death in 1964. Each year, the chapter presents a public lecture by a distinguished scholar.
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Phi Beta Kappa website.
by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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