Chicago Film Festival: Princess Cyd

Princess Cyd

From writer-director Stephen Cone, Princess Cyd adds to a nice collection of films showing that the Chicago filmmaking scene is as vibrant as ever.  The film is also important in that the coming-of-age film adds to the LGBTQ voices in media.

Written and directed by Cone, the film stars Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick, Malic White, James Vincent Meredith, with Matthew Quattrocki and Tyler Ross.  The younger actress makes her feature film debut and rises to the challenge in the title role.

Cone uses the film to explore the relationship between a famous middle-aged novelist, Miranda (Spence) and her bisexual 16-year-old niece, Cyd (Pinnick).  The Chicago premiere comes days after bisexual visibility day and the release of Professor Marston and The Wonder Women, perhaps the single-most important film to date that explores a bisexual and polyamorous relationship.

In an era in which so many people struggle to find their true self, Princess Cyd is a beautifully-made film that should encourage people to know that it is better to live authentically than to live a lie.

Princess Cyd will screen at the Chicago International Film Festival on Tuesday, October 17, at 6 PM.  Subsequent screenings will be held on Saturday, October 21, at 2:45 PM and Wednesday, October 25, at 3 PM.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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