Princess Cyd

Synopsis: Eager to escape life with her depressive single father, 16-year-old athlete Cyd Loughlin visits her novelist aunt in Chicago over the summer. While there, she falls for a girl in the neighborhood, even as she and her aunt gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Stephen Cone
Production: Wolfe Releasing
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min


911, what's your emergency?

Yeah, um, could you please

send someone to 452 Meredith Lane?

We have, um, some,

some bodies here.

Do you need medical?

Um, no, no, ma'am.

All right, so the parties

are deceased?

- Yes.

- Are you safe?

Yeah, we're the neighbors.

We, we heard some shots

and came over and...

Is there anyone

else in the house?

Just a little girl.

She's upstairs with my wife.

Okay, someone will

be there right away.

Thank you.

- That's it.

- That's it.

Nice, girls, nice.

I don't know,

I just feel like when

these so-called skeptics

of any and all...

religious faiths,

spirituality, metaphysics...

whatever you wanna

call it,

are tempted to shut

the idea out completely...

I think that it's important that the

question be asked, what is the difference

between the material that they talk

about and study and meditate upon,

and the spirit

which we talk about

and study and meditate upon.

Is there actually a difference?

Or is it really just...

a different way

of thinking or of seeing?

And I'm not so sure

that there is a difference.

Anyway, these are just...

they are some of the ideas

that I hope

come across in the novel.

All right, I'm, I'm out of words.

I'm sure that's not true.

But that does

bring us to a close.

So I wanna thank you all

for being here

and a very special thanks to Miranda

Ruth for making time for us.

You're welcome.

I need to take this. Excuse me.

I just think

getting away would be good for her,

good for both of us, actually.

We've been going at each other

a lot lately.

And she's interested in Chicago

for college, so yeah.

Well... I'm not sure how exciting I'd

be but of course I'd love to have her.

- Um, how long?

- I don't know. Couple of weeks?

That would be fine. Um...

When were you thinking?

As soon as possible.

Okay, yeah, um, yeah,

we can make that work, sure.

...opportunity for

some literary contest...

- Family.

- Everything okay?


Thank you. Yeah.

Oh, my God!

You grew up. Hey.


Oh, welcome, sweetheart.

- Thanks.

- Um-hmm, come on then.

- How was your flight?

- A little bumpy.

- Yeah? Oh, can I get that?

- Oh, no, no, no, thanks, I got it.

You were little

when you were last here.

You probably don't

remember this place.

I do... now.

I live upstairs. So why don't you

come on in, we'll get you settled.

- And here it is.

- Oh.

Small but it's cozy.

The light is brilliant

in the morning.

And a chair in the corner makes

for a really nice reading nook.

Oh, I don't really read.

Well, there're some real gems on the

bookshelf if you decide to give it a go.

Do you have WiFi?

I do. Uh, RalphWaldo

is the name of it.

- Okay.

- And the password is...

all caps...

Hawthorne with an e...

eighteen fifty.

And that's the year that The Scarlet

Letter was... you don't care.

Got it. Thank you.

That's the year The Scarlet

Letter was published?

Yeah, yeah.

- Cool.

- Are you hungry?

Uh, yeah. A little.

Um... well, just get settled

and whenever you're ready

come down and we eat.


This was your mom's room,

by the way.

Hey, I'm just about ready.

Um, you can go take a peek

out back if you like,

I think that's where

we're gonna eat lunch.

Do you eat potato salad?

Oh, shit!

- What?

- Are you vegetarian?

- I'm sorry. I have...

- No, no, no, no...

- You're not?

- No, I'm kidding.

You're so bad.

Your dad told me that you were thinking

about coming up here for college?

- That's exciting.

- Yeah, maybe.

Um... it depends on where

I can get a scholarship.

Well, your mom went to DePaul, of course,

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Stephen Cone

Stephen Cone (born August 10, 1980) is a Chicago-based filmmaker, educator, and actor. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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