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CineYouth Festival: Cinema of Chicago

Diverse in style and subject, these narrative and documentary films from Chicago filmmakers reveal the richness of our creative community, a city with distinct voices ready to be heard. A post-screening discussion with select filmmakers will follow this program. (65 minutes)

Film Still: Galinha


João Pereira-Webber | Chicago, IL | Age 22
A young girl emigrates to a new land where, struggling with loneliness and the malice of her cantankerous neighbors, she finds a friend in an unexpected form: a chicken! *Presented in 16mm*

Film Still: Hear Her Voice: Hidden Victims of Gun Violence

Hear Her Voice: Hidden Victims of Gun Violence

India Harris, Jaliyah Thompson, Gina Navarrete, Maya Thompson | Chicago, IL | Ages 16-17
An emotional exposé on female victims of gun violence in Chicago, Hear Her Voice is told with a powerful sense of urgency by the victims themselves as they reflect on the state of their community.

Film Still: PANZóN


Emilio Nieto | Chicago, IL | Age 19
Formally ambitious and deeply vulnerable, PANZóN follows a Mexican-American teen in Chicago as he struggles with body image and self-acceptance.

Film Still: Pilsen Not For Sale

Pilsen Not For Sale

Natalie Braye, Liliana Bravo | Chicago, IL | Ages 18-19
The state of Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood, undergoing a change in identity amidst gentrification, told through the eyes of Pilsen’s local artists and the historic murals that have defined the community.

Film Still: Present


Myles Keogh | Chicago, IL | Age 16
Returning to the villa where two women spent countless summers, one finds herself haunted by memories of who they used to be together and how their paths have diverged.

Film Still: Moon Miner

Moon Miner

Christopher Rohrbeck | Chicago, IL | Age 22
In this sci-fi pastiche, a blue-collar spaceman from the 22nd century must settle his differences with the robot built to replace him as they mine the solar system’s creamiest cheese from local moons.

Film Still: Our Transition

Our Transition

Connor O’Keefe | Chicago, IL | Age 21
Mixing home videos, photos, and interviews, this personal portrait explores Connor’s own transition as a youth by documenting the journey from the perspective of his parents.

Event Information

Sunday, April 28, 2019


Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

All CineYouth screenings free and open to the public. RSVP for advanced tickets.

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