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A young boy smiles, his back to the bright blue sky, with his arms and legs spread as if tossed in the air.

Opening Night: We Grown Now

  •   Minhal Baig
  •   United States

The heartfelt story follows two 10-year-olds, Malik and Eric, as they revel in the freedoms of boyhood and the joys of friendship. The projects are their playground, and every stairway, roof, and stretch of blacktop is just another place for adventure. But when violence comes to their neighborhood, their safe haven is fractured, and Malik’s mother Dolores (Jurnee Smollett) must decide whether to stay or move away.

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Minhal Baig


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Logo: Baker Tilly 270x75

Event Information

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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



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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