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Free Verse: Experimental [CineYouth]
Cinematic poetry comes to life in this stunning and thought-provoking array of films that break boundaries and inspire creativity.
Note: Films in this program contain themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages.
She Flies Heavy
When a pair of lovers retreats to the woods to reignite their fading feelings for one another, they find themselves drawn to the healing power of nature.
In the late 1960s a queer woman questions her own sanity in the face of the pervasive belief that to be gay is to be mentally ill.
Esperando al viento
Amidst the monotonous daily grind of factory work, a young man finds liberation in the movement of his body.
Chorus of the Sun
Hoping to rekindle a spark that once shone brightly, a poet reflects on his life and relationship with writing at the onset of the pandemic.
An immersive and hypnotic depiction of a downward spiral.
Dedicated to Rachel Martin’s drawing “Family Tree,” this experimental documentary invites the audience to hear directly from Martin about her art and her purpose.
Red Flavor No.1™
A “human” finds themself in a room with nothing but a plate of red jello.
A filmmaker’s intimate exploration of the concept of time, reflections on the current moment, and their own identity.
This impassioned, poetic expression of a community’s response to the loss of a young girl addresses sexual violence, grief, and trauma.
Sunday, April 23, 2023
-   9 shorts | 50 minutes
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Stay after the screening for a Q&A with:
directors Grace Conrad and Julia Barlow (She Flies Heavy),
director Soah (Earth Hum), and
director Venus Jefferies (Lavender Menace).
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