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