THE WISE KIDS
First Chicago run!
Filmmakers in person!
- THE WISE KIDS
- 2011, Stephen Cone, USA, 91 min.
- With Molly Kunz, Tyler Ross
“Honest, observant, and subtle.”
—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“One of the best movies I’ve seen this year.”
—J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
“A tenderhearted gem…a guileless exploration of the growing pains of sheltered innocents.”
—Stephen Holden, The New York Times
A host of festival prizes and “Best of 2011” lists later, Stephen Cone’s beautifully nuanced and affecting coming-of-age drama comes home to Chicago for a theatrical run. In the space of time between Easter and Christmas, three best friends about to start college are poised on the cusp of adulthood. Raised in the strict but loving confines of a small town Baptist congregation, they each struggle with crossing boundaries. Brea, a minister’s daughter, feels childhood faith dimming; Tim faces the realization that he’s gay; Laura sees her friends slipping away into a world she can’t begin to understand. Cone pulls it all together with remarkable pathos and not a single villain. HDCAM video. (BS)
Director Stephen Cone and members of the cast and crew will appear at both screenings on Friday, the 7:45 screening on Saturday, the 5:15 screening on Sunday, the 8:00 show on Tuesday, and the 8:15 show on Thursday.