Stephen Cone is one of the best American (independent) filmmakers working today, one of the few who can write and direct naturalistic dialogue and who can command an ensemble cast gracefully — and each character no matter how small, matters as much as anyone when they're on screen. His subtle, modest use of fundamental film form to bring out his characters and their inner worlds is effortless and masterful. Is his work too quiet and unassuming to "breakout" amidst an indie scene plagued with hipsterdom? A shame if so. A humanist cinema of dignity and curiosity. I hope he makes many, many films.