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A trippy, almost 3D colored image of a boy staring fearfully right into the camera.

Departing Seniors

  •   Clare Cooney
  •   United States

Mexican-American and queer, high school student Javier doesn’t exactly fit in with the popular kids. But he might be the only one who can save them. After an act of bullying sends Javier to the hospital, he begins experiencing visions that foresee glimpses of shocking murders at his school right before they happen. Now, in between navigating the social hierarchies and prejudices of clique culture, Javier (Primo’s Ignacio Diaz-Silverio) and his best friend Bianca (Candyman’s Ireon Roach) must try to unmask a serial killer before he strikes again.

Departing Seniors puts a fresh spin on teen slasher movies like Scream and Freaky, updating them by putting its queer protagonist and characters of color front and center. It’s a horror-comedy with a sarcastic, whip-smart edge and appealingly complex characters, shot right here in Chicago and ready to scare you silly.


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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Clare Cooney

Sponsor(s)

Comedy Program Sponsor

Logo: The Second City 329x75

Film Supporter

Logo: Music Box Theatre 160x125

Event Information

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
10:00pm

  •   85 minutes
LOCATION
Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613


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Accessibility

Cinema/Chicago is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment at all our programs and events. All event venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with no-step entrances or ramp access and elevators. All venues offer wheelchair-designated spaces, companion seating, easy-access theater seating, and accessible restrooms. For accommodation requests, please email us at access@chicagofilmfestival.com, call us at 312-683-0121, x108, or complete our Accommodation Request Form.

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