Our Foray into Film

Movie poster for Princess CydAttending theatre almost nightly unfortunately leaves no time for seeing movies, but we have participated in one filmmaking project (as co-producers, not through our CCT Donor Advised Fund): Stephen Cone’s Princess Cyd. We were attracted to the project because of Stephen’s reputation for making thoughtful, substantive, character-driven films, and the fact that he consistently casts many fine Chicago stage actors (in roles both large and small) in his films. Becoming co-producers seemed to be a great way to support acting-related day-jobs for Chicago actors we admire and respect.

After well-received showings at film festivals in the US, London, Hong Kong, Australia, and Copenhagen, Princess Cyd began theatrical runs in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles in late 2017.

The Princess Cyd web site includes trailer, photo gallery, list of awards, synopsis, and more. Among the many articles about Stephen Cone and his artistry, the 2017 article at RobertEbert.com is our favorite. We were also thrilled that Princess Cyd made Vanity Fair’s 10 Best Movies of 2017 list!

Stephen Cone and some cast and crew at the Chicago International Film Festival premiere of Princess Cyd
Stephen Cone (with microphone) and some cast and crew at the Chicago International Film Festival premiere of Princess Cyd (photo by Michael Heath)

 

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