Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

Join Indievents, and Club David, Wednesday, March 23, for the South Dakota Premiere 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.

"3 1/2 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

The screening will be held at Club David in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. 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 at EventBrite (click button below).