Henry Gamble's Birthday Party
First screened in October 2015
Director: Stephen Cone. Cast: Cole Doman, Elizabeth Laidlaw, Pat Healy, Nina Ganet, Daniel Kyri, Joe Keery, Francis Guinan, Mia Hulen, Melanie Neilan, Grace Melon, Jack Ball, Meg Thalken, Hanna Dworkin, Patrick Andrews, Darci Nalepa, Travis A. Knight, Kelly O'Sullivan, Zoe Tyson, Spencer Curnutt, Tyler Ross. Screenplay: Stephen Cone.

Twitter Capsule: Cone gives the actors and the audience so much, but never too much. So quotidian, and so mysterious.

VOR:   Cone uses modest, locally recruited budgets and hometown actors more adroitly than anyone. Brings nimble touch to subjects so many storytellers handle coarsely: faith, sex, suburbia.



Photo © 2015 Wolfe Releasing/Cone Arts

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+


Awards:
Chicago Film Festival: Q Hugo Award (Honorable Mention)

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