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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Princess Cyd

2017, Stephen Cone, USA, 96 min. With Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick, Malic White.

Show Times

  • Fri, Nov 3rd 8:15pm
  • Sat, Nov 4th 5:15pm
  • Sun, Nov 5th 3:00pm
  • Tue, Nov 7th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 8th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Nov 9th 8:15pm
First Chicago run! Filmmakers in person!

“An endearing, full-hearted comedy of self-discovery and mentorship and love.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“Loose, and often very funny.” — Vadim Rizov, Filmmaker Magazine

Sex and the art of life play central roles in this genial coming-of-age story, when Cyd (Pinnick), an adventurous sixteen-year-old and survivor of a childhood tragedy, comes to Chicago to spend some lazy summer weeks with her aunt Miranda (Spence), a best-selling author. Chicago-based director Cone (HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY) builds a warm, expansive, and generous world around his characters, each in a cycle of change and discovery, from Cyd herself, to her barista friend Katie (White), to stubbornly celibate Miranda with her host of fascinating literary friends. Romantic partners male and female present themselves, and young Cyd is innocently open to both. With her new window on adult life, understanding the diversity of choices becomes the challenge. DCP digital. (BS)

Producers Grace Hahn and actors Rebecca Spence and Malic White are scheduled to appear for audience discussion on Friday 11/3; Hahn and producer Madison Ginsberg, on Saturday 11/4; and director Stephen Cone, on Wednesday 11/8 and Thursday 11/9.