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Closing Night: Chicagoland [CineYouth]
The exhilarating work of Chicago’s next generation of filmmakers is showcased in this eclectic collection that celebrates the vast array of creative expressions emerging from our city.
Note: Films in this program contain themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages.
How to Glow in the Dark
With their parents fighting downstairs, 15-year-old Charlotte attempts to comfort her imaginative younger sister Avery with a magical bedtime story.
Taste of 75th
A celebration of famous eats on Chicago’s South Side featuring Brown Sugar Bakery, Original Soul Vegetarian, and Mabe’s Deli.
look at our bodies
As two young women prepare for a night out, they reflect on their ever-changing relationships with their bodies.
Your Face In December
An immersive collage depicting the many facets of love between two men.
After his older brother goes missing, a young boy sets out in search of him with the help of a mysterious stranger.
Chicago Polar Bear Club
With the shared goal of supporting Chicago families in need, a group of daredevils meets every winter to take a plunge in icy Lake Michigan-–and creates community along the way.
The submarine crew of a 1960s reconnaissance mission notices a mysterious glowing light from the periscope which leads to tension and then hysteria on board.
Sunday, April 23, 2023
-   7 shorts | 63 minutes
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Stay after the screening for a Q&A with:
director Christina Eagleson and film subjects Payton Michelle Day James and Kylie Gaeta (look at our bodies);
director Gillian Fauntleroy (Sinking);
producer Darsh Thakker (See Me);
director Chris Derek Van (Your Face in December); and
director Hank Yang (Chicago Polar Bear Club).
This screening includes open-captioned films and a live captioner for Q&A.
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