Stephen Cone

Stephen Cone is a Chicago-based filmmaker whose films include Princess Cyd (BFI London Film Festival, BAMcinemaFest) and Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (BAMcinemaFest, Maryland Film Festival), both of which are currently streaming on Netflix, as well as the Outfest-winning, New York Times Critics Pick The Wise Kids, which can be found streaming on Hulu. Other films include Black Box (Devolver Digital), This Afternoon and In Memoriam (Vimeo). Stephen teaches in the Department of Radio / Television / Film at Northwestern University.

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Talks

Films for Children at the End of the World: An Appreciation of Carroll Ballard

By Stephen Cone | April 6, 2018

Films for Children at the End of the World: An Appreciation of Carroll Ballard

Stephen Cone on why, in this digital age, Carroll Ballard's nature movies are more important than ever.

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember Jonathan Demme

By Filmmakers | April 27, 2017

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember Jonathan Demme

Allison Anders, Charlie McDowell, John Krokidas and more pay tribute to the late Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs.

Personal Shopper and the Movies That Haunt Us

By Stephen Cone | March 13, 2017

Personal Shopper and the Movies That Haunt Us

Stephen Cone on Olivier Assayas' beguiling new film, and the other rare movies that have powerfully lingered with him in the same way.

Underrated/Overlooked: Stephen Cone on Being 17

By Stephen Cone | November 18, 2016

Underrated/Overlooked: Stephen Cone on Being 17

Stephen Cone on the latest film by the criminally undervalued French filmmaker André Téchiné, a director very important to Cone's life and work.

Why Point Break Still Delivers 25 Years On

By Stephen Cone | July 26, 2016

Why Point Break Still Delivers 25 Years On

Stephen Cone shares his ongoing, ever-growing appreciation for Kathryn Bigelow's high-octane thriller, which is a quarter century old this summer.

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember Abbas Kiarostami

By Filmmakers | July 6, 2016

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember Abbas Kiarostami

Talkhouse Film contributors, including Alex Winter and Robert Greene, offer their tributes to the late great Iranian director.

Terence Davies’ “Old-Fashioned” Sunset Song is Timely and Urgent

By Stephen Cone | May 18, 2016

Terence Davies’ “Old-Fashioned” Sunset Song is Timely and Urgent

Writer-director Stephen Cone, an ardent, longtime Davies fan, connects strongly with the British auteur's latest feature.

“Never Make Another Movie Again”: Filmmakers Choose Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

By Filmmakers | March 22, 2016

“Never Make Another Movie Again”: Filmmakers Choose Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

Talkhouse Film contributors dig around on IMDb, Amazon, Netflix and more to find the most hilariously outspoken takes on their movies.

Horace and Pete, or How Louis CK Saved Cinema with a Goddamn Web Series

By Stephen Cone | February 22, 2016

Horace and Pete, or How Louis CK Saved Cinema with a Goddamn Web Series

Stephen Cone celebrates the multihyphenate genius' stealth project, which goes back to basics to create something entirely new and exciting.

Stephen Cone (Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party) Talks His Favorite Thanksgiving Movie, Home for the Holidays

By Stephen Cone | November 21, 2015

Stephen Cone (Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party) Talks His Favorite Thanksgiving Movie, Home for the Holidays

Two decades after its theatrical release, a filmmaker looks back on a movie that changed how he saw cinema, and himself.

BAMcinemaFest Takeover: Stephen Cone (Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party) Talks David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn

By Stephen Cone | June 24, 2015

BAMcinemaFest Takeover: Stephen Cone (Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party) Talks David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn

A filmmaker who has found the perfect balance between stylistic and character-driven elements elicits the latest great Al Pacino performance.