Student Film Official Selection at 2019 CineYouth Film Festival

A film produced last year as part of class of ’18 members Liliana Bravo and Natalie Braye’s coursework in their Creating Historical Documentaries class has recently become an official selection of the Chicago International Film Festival’s 2019 CineYouth Film Festival.

Their movie Pilsen: Not for Sale is about the changing identity of Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood amidst gentrification, as told through Pilsen’s historic murals. The Parker community saw the film last year as part of a special Morning Ex to share student work from the semester.



Pilsen: Not for Sale will premiere at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre on April 28 at 4:30 p.m. and both Bravo and Braye plan on returning home to be part of the big event.

Created in 2005, Cinema/Chicago’s CineYouth Film Festival provides opportunities for young filmmakers to articulate themselves artistically and have their voices heard. CineYouth is an annual three-day festival in Chicago celebrating and fostering the creativity of filmmakers 22 years old and younger by screening officially selected work and encouraging their creative endeavors by presenting a filmmaking workshop, discussions and panels. More information is available here.
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