Growing Pains

This week, film festival hosts Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco of the National Film Society, explore the difficulties facing youth growing up in the millenium.

The Films

In this compelling collection of shorts, filmmakers tackle coming-of-age stories from the perspective of teens who are dealing with bullies, navigating their sexual and ethnic identities, and learning what it means to be a man.

Clara Como el Agua
She's white. She's also black. Mostly, she's rejected.
Life's Poison
In this dramatic short a son has to deal with his dead father's legacy before it ruins his future.
Man in the Mirror
Jason is popular, athletic, with a girlfriend...and boyfriend? As he tries to figure it all out he is pushed to take a stand.
My Name is Seven
Seven secretly loves break dancing, but is worried that his skills are mediocre. But Seven quickly ups his game to impress Michi, a champion dancer.
This Gay and Age
A young filmmaker examines how media has influenced expectations of gay teens.
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About the Hosts
Meet Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco, co-founders of the National Film Society. 

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