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CINEYOUTH Saturday Screening: Reel Women (3:30pm)

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Music Box Theatre

3733 North Southport Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613

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3:30pm Program - Reel Women

Examining personal stories of self image, confidence, and family, this program explores the varied ways in which women experience and understand the world around them.

*Admission is FREE. Please arrive early as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity.*



Every Grain of Rice, by Carol Nguyen (Age 19 / Canada)

“They say it only takes three generations for a culture to assimilate.” // A documentary exploration of cultural identity through recipes and food.

ELLE, by Florence Winter Hill (Age 19 / United Kingdom)

A young girl struggles to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer.

Muscle Memory, by Flo Miles (Age 22 / France)

As time passes and families break and reform themselves, the strangest things can be left in the minds of loved ones.


Backpedals, by Maria Alvarez (Age 20 / Los Angeles, CA)

A young woman must accept that her parents are only human.


untitled., by Alexander Puga, Monica Matute (Age 17 / Miami, FL)

An experimental dance film depicting women. Their struggles, and their beauty through an urban form.


Mommy’s Lullaby, by Anna Spacio (Age 22 / Switzerland)

The warped memories of a five-year-old girl unravel as she relives the moment she saw her mother cheating on her father and its consequences.


Yasamin, by Julia Elihu (Age 20 / San Diego, CA)

An eleven-year-old girl moves from Iran to Los Angeles amidst the Iranian Hostage Crisis. Her navigation of the trials and tribulations of assimilation are learned through the waxing of a single unibrow.

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