Coming or Growing

Coming or Growing

A series of films in the coming-of-age realm, re: young adulthood, grappling with one's identity, dealing with personal issues, family problems, rich periods of growth or change.

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Coming or Growing
  • The Follower

    Fueled by the hope of escaping her dreary suburban life, a misunderstood teen entertains the increasingly sinister advances of an Internet acquaintance. A stylish and self-assured melange of high and low art, “The Follower” tracks the excitement and danger of a 16-old-year girl drifting away from...

  • Más Bowls

    Davey needs to win the High School QuizJam to help pay for his girlfriend Lex’s abortion. Habitually oblivious but generally well meaning, he's only a few correct answers away from the $125 they need. | Directed by Max Tullio. Starring Grace Durham, Andrew Greer.

  • 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...

  • Your Hands in My Hair

    When Nitin finds out that his first crush is moving to Orlando with her family, he considers a way to get her attention. | Directed by Amitabh Joshi (Tabha). Starring Satya Shaw, Avery Garcia, Anna Itty, Joe Garcia.

  • Salt Mom

    An ode to teen friendships told through a series of vignettes exploring early-onset nostalgia, mediated friendships and teen movie cliches. | Director: Sam Kahrar. Cast: Elena Goluboff, Serena Griffiths, Chris Rivera, Wriley Hodge.

  • K.I.N.G.

    A troubled teen ventures into an unfamiliar city seeking a bond with his estranged father. | Directed by Rashad Frett. Starring Jadiah Bailey, Janice Dias, and Yarc Lewinson.

  • Short Shorts

    An American Muslim teenager tries to maintain both her family and friends' approval. | Directed by Karina Adriana Dandashi.

  • Markings

    With the ghosts of his father and brother haunting his household, Reza gets pressured into getting a tattoo, a rite of passage to the only community that allowed him to seek refuge from his home. | Directed by Yasir Masood.