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CineYouth Festival: A New Outlook (LGBTQ+)

Navigating personal identity amidst personal and social pressures, the characters in these films from the LGBTQ+ community courageously search to find their place in the world. (48 minutes)

Film Still: Ladies Day

Ladies Day

Abena Taylor-Smith | United Kingdom | Age 22
Amma spends the day getting braids in an Afro-Caribbean hair salon. It’s full of fun, sheen spray, gossip and laughter, but how will she deal with the casual homophobia?

Film Still: NAERA


Ramiro Muñoz | Argentina | Age 21
Sheep shearer Naera overcomes his struggle with homophobia, abuse and homelessness by finding strength in these painful experiences, driving him to devote his life to those in need.

Film Still: Julie


Alexander Bergmann | Germany | Age 22
Tension slowly seeping into her relationship with night shift nurse Lou, a conflicted Julie finds momentary solace in a chance encounter with surfer Ben.

Film Still: Hidden


Jess O’Brien | United Kingdom | Age 17
Solomon reads aloud a poem with a beauty that surprises all his classmates except one, Katie. The poem has a secret meaning only they understand.

Film Still: Wasteland


Gustav Bondeson | Sweden | Age 20
Reminiscing over the phone about the broken relationship he has failed to process, a man comes to realize that he has never truly allowed himself to mourn.

Film Still: Metamorphosis


Natalie Jasmine Harris | Laurel, MD | Age 20
Anxious about heading into her new life at college, an inexperienced and queer Amani seeks guidance from her friends after a game of “Never Have I Ever.”

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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