Courtesy of Wolfe Releasing

Princess Cyd

November 3–12, 2017
New York premiere theatrical engagement

Stephen Cone's new film, Princess Cyd made its New York debut at the 2017 BAMcinemaFest to critical acclaim. "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," wrote Calum Marsh, The Village Voice. Princess Cyd follows sixteen-year-old Cyd (Jessie Pinnick) who decides to take a break from her depressive single father and spend time in Chicago with her aunt Miranda (Rebecca Spence), a well-known novelist. Soon after her arrival, she encounters a young barista named Katie (Malic 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.

Princess Cyd is the centerpiece of the Museum's early career retrospective of Stephen Cone.