Screening & Live Event
Black Box

Part of Talk About the Passion: Stephen Cone's First Act
Saturday, November 11, 3:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

With director Stephen Cone and actor Austin Pendleton in conversation with film critic Nick Pinkerton 


New York Premiere

Dir. Stephen Cone. 2013, 84 mins. Digital projection. With Josephine Decker, Austin Pendleton, Jaclyn Hennell, Alex Weisman. A strong-willed graduate student in theater directs a group of fresh-faced undergrads in an adaptation of a 1980s horror novel, a process that alters them all in unexpected ways. The arrival of the book's author only furthers the ensemble's journey into the very personal, very real origins of horror. Featuring warm and colorful performances by acclaimed filmmaker Josephine Decker and veteran character actor Austin Pendleton (The Muppet Movie, My Cousin Vinny). "Plaintive and generous... I hope Cone keeps writing and making movies because he has what a lot of other writer-directors do not: an interest in character; a facility for drawing fine, subdued on-camera work from stage performers; and a knack for pulling together a variety of sympathetic characters at a crucial point in their collective lives."—Michael Phillips, The Chicago Tribune. A Sunroom Pictures film.

Preceded by "Bending Light" by Sexy Fights, a music video directed by Cone.

Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with questions regarding online reservations.)

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