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Stephen Cone’s Princess Cyd Opens on Nov. 3 in NY & Chicago, Dec. 1 in LA

Princess Cyd, a film by Stephen Cone (director of Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party), will be released in New York & Chicago on November 3, followed by a December 1 release date in Los Angeles. The film stars Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick and Malic White.

Princess Cyd has gone on to win several notable film awards including:

  • 2017 BFI London Film Festival
  • 2017 BAMcinemaFest
  • 2017 Maryland Film Festival
  • 2017 Chicago International Film Festival

And has been garnering rave reviews from across the film critics circle:

“An endearing, full-hearted film of self-discovery and mentorship and love. The film’s warmth and generosity reminded me of the late Jonathan Demme.” Calum Marsh, The Village Voice

“Anchored by complicated, smart, funny women, “Princess Cyd” is a rare delight of a film and a model for others to follow. Rebecca Spence is entirely captivating.”Jude Dry, Indiewire

“Excellent. One of those films in which the artifice of filmmaking almost drops away. The final exchange put a lump in my throat, not only for its simple beauty but for the realization that I was saying goodbye to these lovely characters.” Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.Com

“A beautiful, intimate drama. Cone’s characters work their magic on the audience and one another.”Gary Kramer, Salon

Synopsis: 16-year-old Cyd (Jessie Pinnick) decides to take a break from her depressive single father and spend a summer in Chicago with her aunt Miranda (Rebecca Spence), a well-known novelist. Soon after her arrival, Cyd encounters Katie (Malic White), a young barista behind the counter. The two make plans to meet up after Katie’s shift and a new, charged relationship begins. The Chicago landscape expands, and we navigate intimate and fragile moments between Cyd and Katie as they explore their new attraction. Miranda functions as a counterpart to young Cyd’s new explorations of sexuality and love, and as the summer continues they develop a strong relationship founded on a shared openness and healthy criticism of particular personal moments.

Sensitive to the contradictions and confusion of the ever-changing self, Stephen Cone has created a film that reimagines that distinct summer feeling when adolescence creeps in, skin is bared, emotions emerge, and everything begins to feel more complicated.

Director: Stephen Cone
Writer: Stephen Cone
Cast: Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick, Malic White, James Vincent Meredith, Tyler Ross, Matthew Quattrocki
Composer: Heather McIntosh
Director of Photography: Zoe White
TRT: 96 min.
Distributor: Wolfe Releasing


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