Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

Director: Stephen Cone
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
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Screening Info:
Friday, November 13
7:00 PM
Thalian Main
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Sunday, November 15
10:30 AM
CFCC Union Station
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Stephen Cone

Stephen Cone, Laura Klein, Shane Simmons

Jason Chiu

Production Design:
Calty Birmingham

Stephen Cone

Dream Boat

Cole Doman, Pat Healy, Elizabeth Laidlaw, Nina Ganet, Francis Guinan, Kelly O’Sullivan, Tyler Ross, Hanna Dworkin, Patrick Andrews, Meg Thalken, Daniel Kyrl, Joe Keery, Darci Nalepa, Travis Knight, Jack Ball, Melanie Neilan, Grace Melon, Mia Hulen, Spencer Curnutt, Zoe Tyson
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Over the course of 24 hours, a journey of the 17th birthday pool party of preacher's kid Henry Gamble. As Henry treads through various sexual possibilities, seeking to come into his own, so too do the adults and teenagers of the party, all struggling to navigate the public and private, and their longing, despite themselves and their faith, for earthly love.

Director Bio:
Stephen Cone is a Chicago-based filmmaker and actor. His film The Wise Kids has screened at more than 50 festivals worldwide, won 8 awards, including the Outfest Grand Jury Prizes for Outstanding US Feature and Outstanding Screenwriting, received rave reviews, including a New York Times Critics' Pick, as well as raves in Variety and from Roger Ebert, appeared on four Best of 2011 lists (including the Chicago Tribune's and Chicago Reader's). In addition, he has written, produced and directed the short films Church Story, Young Wives and 7 Experiments, as well as his medium-length feature debut The Christians, and his first three full-length features In Memoriam, the aforementioned The Wise Kids, and Black Box, starring Josephine Decker and Austin Pendleton. As a playwright, Stephen's work has been seen in Austin and New York, and at Chicago Dramatists, Collaboraction and Bailiwick in Chicago. In the summer of 2011, Stephen made his Chicago stage acting debut in the World Premiere of Philip Dawkins' The Homosexuals at About Face Theatre in Chicago, for which he was named one of the seven Hot New Faces of the Chicago Stage by the Chicago Tribune.