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CineYouth Festival: Playtime (Animation)
Find companionship, yourself, and maybe even something treacherous at the bottom of the lake in this colorful, eclectic animated program for the whole family. (38 minutes)
Callahan Bracken | Canada | Age 16
Driven by their desire to complete their collections of matching objects, Steward and Milo claim ownership over the same mushroom, forcing them to confront their own separation in a world organized into pairs.
Kenzie Sutton | Longwood, FL | Age 21
Trapped in an endless cycle of reincarnation, Harls finds solace in a specialized support group in this endlessly inventive stop motion animation that shows how tough it can be to simply be yourself!
Paula Martínez Cirilo | Puerto Rico | Age 22
In this vibrant medley of interweaving forms and colors that celebrates Puerto Rican culture, a grey kingbird and a red-tailed hawk battle over the light that sustains the night and the day.
Lilly Goes Fishing
The Bum Family | Canada | Ages 8-15
Lilly, a giant orange monster, embarks on an adventure at a lakeside fishing camp with her friend Fluffle. What mysterious secret will they discover in the depths of the lake?
Mr Bear and the Rabbit
Varun Sreedharan | San Francisco, CA | Age 13
In an idyllic woodland dwelling, an encounter between a bear and a rabbit is seemingly peaceful — until their friendship takes an unexpected turn in this short and clever digital animation.
Kat Garrido | Gastonia, NC | Age 18
Weighed down by the routine of a mundane life, a schoolteacher wonders what his life could have been like in this magical, hand-crafted stop-motion voyage into one man’s galactic dreams.
Eaza Shukla | Sarasota, FL | Age 22
Stuck in the endless cycle of re-gifting, a decorative Faberge egg struggles to lead a meaningful existence. A reminder that feelings of inadequacy should never obscure your inner beauty.
Stray Cat Ah Q
Mulan Fu | New York, NY | Age 21
In this gentle watercolor animation, a chance encounter between a stray cat and a young girl becomes a lifelong friendship able to withstand distance and time.
Max Shoham | Canada | Age 14
Surgeons removed Max’s forehead, put his eye-sockets on a table, and reshaped his face when he was only nine months old. Blending animation with interviews, Max asks who he might have been under different circumstances.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
All CineYouth screenings free and open to the public. RSVP for advanced tickets.