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CineYouth Program

Odd, Very Odd

  Ireland, United Kingdom, United States     5 shorts | 45 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-person Screening

Sun, Apr 21 @ 3:30pm CDT

at Facets

Virtual Screening

Available to stream globally April 22 @ 12:00pm CT through April 28 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window.


Expect the unexpected in these colorful, wildly offbeat shorts. In this utterly unique showcase, a cast of eccentric characters (both on camera and behind it) will dash every expectation of tone, performance, and good taste– and you’ll be all the better for it.

Please note: Films in this program contain themes, images, and language that may not be suitable for all ages.


A young man and an older woman sit on the shore of a river beside a picnic basket.

Picnic in the Clouds

Malik Clyde Terrab | New Hampshire | Ages 20

After decades of marriage, Connie is ready to be rid of her husband George. She plans a special anniversary picnic accordingly.

A bearded man in a gray suit stands ominously behind a couch.

The Pilot

Max Hendrickson & Gerry Sweeney | Ireland | Age 18

A man enters a vaguely familiar sitcom apartment… with extremely unfamiliar results.

A man in old-timey clothes stands with a cardboard box in his hands under the awning of a house.

A Little Strange

Joanna Song | California | Age 20

Increasingly unsettling changes disrupt Ernest’s idyllic, repetitive life.

Old pictures and a ballet trophy sit on the shelf of a dance studio.


| United Kingdom | Age 20

A disgraced dancer returns to her former academy to set the record straight…and settle a score.

A young woman watches an opulently-dressed elderly woman from afar in the reflection of a mirror.

The Hive Wedding

Sam Kerns | Chicago | Age 22

Socialite Mizzy summons a host of eccentric friends and strangers to her family’s dilapidated nightclub for her wedding.