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The Bloom of Youth | SHORTS!

The Bloom of Youth | SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Sunday, September 30 1:00 PM Buy Tickets

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Folks of all ages can relate to this program of shorts that speaks to the confusion we often face as we first explore who we really are, and how we are shaped by the experiences we have as adolescents. In DEVIANT, a sexually conflicted teenager finds faith and acceptance after escaping the tortures of electrotherapeutic conversion therapy in the 1960s. In VILLDYR (WILD BEASTS), a young Norwegian boy’s impulses are affected by his attraction to his best friend. SHALA is the story of a young boy living in an orphanage who has a hard time being adopted because of prejudice. A 15-year-old boy notices that he feels different than other boys his age in SIRENE; and in SOMETHING ABOUT ALEX, a 14-year-old boy navigates a close friendship with his older sister’s boyfriend, and must confront the depth of his feelings when the couple announces that they will be moving away.

In This Program


  1. Deviant

    Benjamin Howard / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 10 mins
    In the early 1960s, a sexually conflicted teenager finds faith and acceptance after escaping the tortures of electrotherapeutic conversion therapy.

  2. Shala

    João Inácio / Shorts / Brasil / 2016 / 11 mins
    SHALA is the story of Pedro, a young boy living in an orphanage in the Amazon who has a hard time being adopted because of several prejudices.

  3. Sirene

    Zara Dwinger / Shorts / The Netherlands / 2017 / 26 mins
    A 15-year-old boy notices that he feels different than other boys his age. When he becomes friends with an enchanting girl, he gets tangled up in his confusion even more.

  4. Something About Alex

    Reinout Hellenthal / Shorts / The Netherlands / 2017 / 19 mins
    A 14-year-old boy, Alex, develops a close friendship with his older sister's boyfriend, and must confront the depth of his feelings when the couple announces that they will be moving away.

  5. Wild Beasts

    Sverre Kvamme / Shorts / Norway / 2017 / 10 mins
    In the middle of the winter in Northern Norway and surrounded by a wild group of kids, a young boy’s impulses are affected by his attraction to his best friend.


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The Bloom of Youth | SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Sunday, September 30 1:00 PM Buy Tickets