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CineYouth Festival: Up Past Bedtime (Horror)

Mythical demons, identity crises, and frightening hallucinations are all on display in this program of films that give voice to the things that go bump in the night. (48 minutes)

Film Still: Onye Nmefie (The Trespasser)

Onye Nmefie (The Trespasser)

William Boyd | Nigeria/United Kingdom | Age 22
An African folktale in modern day England. Trapped in a time loop by a demon named The Trespasser, a grieving young man must confront the past relationship with his late Grandmother in order to survive.

Film Still: Butterfly


Ella McKeon | Los Angeles, CA | Age 11
Confronting her image in the bathroom mirror, a young girl enacts a violent and transformative revolution within her body, thus discovering a potential new identity that lives beneath her skin.

Film Still: Next One Please

Next One Please

Alexandra Rieser, Alina Fromm | Austria | Ages 18-19
Trapped in limbo at a psychologist’s waiting room, four patients’ obsessions rapidly evolve into chaos, blurring the line between the real and the imagined.

Film Still: White Noise

White Noise

Frida Perez | Los Angeles, CA | Age 22
In a provocative look at the gaze behind narratives of racial suffering, a struggling waitress signs up for a paid psychological study seeking diverse participants, not realizing she is the subject of a voyeuristic experiment.

Film Still: Wild


Morgana McKenzie | Canada | Age 18
Summer 1937. Something is living in the corn field. Young Ida doesn’t know what it is, but it seems to understand her better than anyone else on her uncle’s farm.

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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