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CineYouth Festival: Time Regained (Documentary)

From intimate reflections on performance to ruminations about home, these meditative documentaries explore how memory informs the way we interact with our environment. A post-screening discussion with select filmmakers will follow this program. (68 minutes)

Film Still: Pachacuti


Suhaib Qasim | Peru | Age 18
Turning the everyday into something mythic, this observational city portrait of Cuzco explores how the cyclical nature of our lives defines the key Andean idea of pachacuti.

Film Still: Lost Time

Lost Time

Leo Pfeifer | Seattle, WA | Age 20
His 40-year drum career cut short by a stroke, Paul Wager decides to confront his lost time head on in this engaging rumination on the restorative and life-affirming power of performance.

Film Still: Our Neighborhood

Our Neighborhood: Trinitat Nova

Students from Trinitat Nova School (Barcelona) | Spain | Ages 12-13
Julia arrived to Trinitat Nova over 60 years ago. Her stories about the neighborhood’s past and her own migration contrast with the voices of the young, who reflect on their own relationship to the place they call home.

Film Still: My Dad's Cassettes

My Dad’s Cassettes

Andres Aurelio | Chicago, IL | Age 19
A son finds his father’s old cassettes from his first days in America. A dive into a former Chicago nightclub brings his father’s first experience with house music to life.

Film Still: Boober


Sriram Papolu | Northville, MI | Age 18
The journey of Kevin Spangler, a homeless criminal turned inspiration who started a pedicab business that creates second chance jobs for people in recovery and the formerly incarcerated.

Film Still: Sincretismo


Sophie Kim | Los Angeles, CA | Age 18
A Guatemalan priestess of Maximón gives insight into a deity and folk saint born of the ancient Maya traditions centuries ago, asking what happens to indigenous spirituality when colonial religions arrive.

Film Still: No Such Sunrise

No Such Sunrise

Dana Brandes-Simon, Laura Li, Cella Wright | Oberlin, OH | Age 22
In spring of 2017, multiple college students of color were threatened on campus. Six months after the incident, one of the harassed students seeks closure, exploring interwoven memories and personal attempts to process trauma.

*Note: This film contains themes and language that may not be suitable for all ages.


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Event Information

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.

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