Friday, Nov 24 at 3:00 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Director Stephen Cone to appear in person on November 18!
Dir. Stephen Cone. 2017, 96 mins. With Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick, Malic White. It is summertime, and 16-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. “The belief at the heart of this and all of Cone’s work [is] that an individual’s complexity transcends labels and narratives, and that the path to true connection lies paradoxically in a radical acceptance of how unknowable (on some level) we are to one another.” —Matt Connolly, Reverse Shot
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.