Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party – Official Pre-Pride Movie Screening!

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Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party – Official Pre-Pride Movie Screening!

Join Indievents, Sioux Falls Pride and Club David, Wednesday, June 8, for the Pre-Pride movie screening of HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY.

Hot from the film festival trail, Indievents is excited to screen HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY in Sioux Falls. Written and directed by Stephen Cone (The Wise Kids), the film has played dozens of film festivals worldwide winning awards at the Chicago International Film Festival and The Shout Film Festival as well as picking up very positive acclaim from the critics.

An exquisite coming-of-age movie with a perfect cast, Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party unfolds over the course of one very eventful day in the life of 17-year-old preacher’s kid Henry (played by newcomer Cole Doman in a tremendous performance).

At Henry’s afternoon birthday pool party, the guests include an assortment of grown-ups from the family church, as well as Henry’s secular and religious teen friends — including the closeted young Logan, who clearly has eyes for Henry. 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.

Following the screening writer/director Stephen Cone will join us via Skype for a live audience Q and A.

Here are some press quotes about the film:

“3 ½ STARS – A rambunctious, often hilarious, and carefully-constructed story about a teenage boy starting to question his sexuality in the midst of his Evangelical Christian world.” – RogerEbert.com

“Graceful, expressive … Such nuanced filmmaking demonstrates a lack of condescension or sanctimony that’s rare in contemporary cinema’s treatment of Christianity.” – Chicago Reader

“Miraculous.” -Indiewire

“Thoughtful . . . touching climactic scene.” – Hollywood Reporter

“An intelligent script – these kids may exhibit the trappings of religion, even of the fundamental variety, but they are really like other teens.” – Filmmaker Magazine

“A sweet, emotionally affecting film” – Film Journal

You can watch a trailer for the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lptlZe5EYDU

The screening will be at 7 PM at Club David. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door.

You can purchase advance tickets at Club David, Zandbroz, The Last Stop CD Shop or online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/henry-gambles-birthday-party-official-pre-pride-movie-screening-tickets-25551694807

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

June 08 2016


Date: June 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $8 – $12
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