• 18 maggio 2016

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HENRY GAMBLE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY
Stephen Cone
USA 2015 / 86' / v.o. sott. it.


Quest'anno, per il suo diciassettesimo compleanno, Henry ha deciso di organizzare una festa in piscina coi suoi cari. Ci sono proprio tutti: il suo migliore amico Gabe, suo padre Bob, pastore della chiesa di quartiere, sua madre Kat, tormentata dalla crisi di mezz'età, sua sorella Autumn, di ritorno dal college per festeggiare il fratello, gli amici di scuola e di catechismo. Sono venuti perfino i collaboratori di Bob, con figli, mogli e mariti. E poi c'è Logan, un ragazzo silenzioso che pare condividere un segreto con Henry e dal quale lo stesso Henry sembra scappare. Tra i riflessi dell'acqua della piscina, in mezzo a un tuffo e una nuotata però, i due ragazzi non saranno gli unici a nascondere un segreto e presto le verità di tutta la comunità parrocchiale verranno a galla increspando quel mare di rettitudine in cui tutti sembravano naufragare.

For his 17th birthday this year, Henry decided to organize a pool party with his friends. Everyone was there: his best friend Gabe, his father Bob, also the minister at the local church, his mother Kat, tormented by a midlife crisis, his sister Autumn, back from college to celebrate with her brother, and friends from school and catechism cless. Bob's co-workers also came to the party, bringing with them their sons, wives, and husbands. And then there's Logan, a quiet boy who seems to share a secret with Henry but from whom Henry also seems to run away. In the midst of diving and swimming amongst the pool's watery reflections, it is revealed that the two boys are not the only ones hiding a secret. Soon, the truth of the entire parish community will out, eventually tearing apart the self-righteousness in which everyone seems to drown.

Stephen Cone è un regista, docente e attore che lavora a Chicago. Il suo film del 2011, The Wise Kids, è stato mostrato in oltre 50 festival in giro per il mondo, vincendo 8 premi, tra i quali l'Outfest Grand Jury Prizes per l'Outstanding US Feature and Outstanding Screenwriting, ricevendo critiche entusiastiche.

Stephen Cone is a Chicago-based filmmaker, professor, and actor. His 2011 feature film, The Wise Kids, was screened at more than fifty festivals worldwide. It won eight awards, including the Outfest Grand Jury Prizes for Outstanding US Feature and Outstanding Screenwriting, and received enthusiastic reviews.



screenplay
Stephen Cone

cinematography
Jason Chiu

editing
Stephen Cone (non accreditato)

sound
Dan Kenyon
Jessie Parisseau

cast
Cole Doman
Joe Keery
Elizabeth Laidlaw
Pat Healy
Nina Ganet
Daniel Kyri
Jack Ball
Travis Knight
Kelly O’Sullivan
Melanie Neilan
Grace Melon
Spencer Curnutt
Mia Hulen

producer
Laura Klein
Shane Simmons
Stephen Cone

music
Dream Boat
with Heather McIntosh

contact
www.thefilmcollaborative.org
festivals@thefilmcollaborative.org