Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Stephen Cone. 2017, 96 mins. Digital projection. With Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick, Malic White. It is summertime, and sixteen-year-old Cyd (Pinnick) decides to take a break from her depressive single father and spend time in Chicago with her aunt Miranda (Spence), a well-known novelist. Soon after her arrival, Cyd encounters a young barista named Katie (White), and their low-key connection quickly becomes something more charged. As Cyd and Katie navigate their new attraction, Miranda sorts through her own complicated relationships, which are brought into higher contrast by Cyd’s youthful curiosity and daring. Sensitive to the contradictions and confusions of the ever-changing self, Stephen Cone’s subtle and deeply felt film summons that distinct summer feeling when adolescence overlaps with adulthood, skin-exposing days beget soul-exposing nights, and everything feels potently and precariously alive.
“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
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