Coming-of-Age

Coming-of-Age

Featuring // Bye Bye Body • 10m. When Nina fails to meet her goal in the final week of weight loss camp, she considers drastic alternatives.

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Coming-of-Age
  • Bye Bye Body

    When Nina fails to meet her goal in the final week of weight loss camp, she considers drastic alternatives. “Bye Bye Body,” directed by Charlotte Benbeniste, is a tender snapshot about body image and self-esteem delivered with wonderfully natural performances and lovely 35mm images. At a weigh-in...

  • Pacurí

    At the cusp of her Quinceañera, Pacurí must decide where her loyalties lie: with her devoted family or her wealthy friends. “Pacurí,” directed by Gustavo René, is a coming-of-age drama about a Paraguayan-American teenager expressing independence while her family fixates on a culturally important ...

  • The First Taste

    An army of Catholic high school girls prepare for their upcoming play while dealing with the ugliness of adolescence and the intrusion of a boy into their drama troupe. Chloe Xtina directs “The First Taste,” an expressive coming-of-age character study about the passions and fascinations of a grou...

  • Sportstar

    On the brink of adolescence, a young girl struggles with reality as she combats her fear of growing up. Directed by Sara Boldt.

  • Broken Bird

    A biracial girl caught between worlds prepares for her Bat Mitzvah and adulthood. Radiating with warmth and lived-in specificity, “Broken Bird,” directed by Rachel Harrison Gordon, is a tender coming-of-age drama about a divided upbringing. Birdie has reached a vulnerable age of anxiety and self-...

  • Dirty

    Marco cuts class to spend the afternoon with his boyfriend, Graham, in this tender portrait of young love and intimacy. Matthew Puccini’s “Dirty” is minimal but lush, a coming-of-age snapshot that tackles an uncomfortable first-time sexual experience with sensitivity and warmth. After ditching sc...

  • Involuntary Vacations

    Jobless and living with her ex-boyfriend, Catalina lives her life one step at a time. An understated character study about a young woman in a period of uncertainty and frustration. Directed by Lucas Rowi. Cast: Sofia Nemirovsky, Florencia Chmelik, Toto Rovito.