Premiere Screening of Chicago Youth Community Films

Riveting films debunking urban youth stereotypes will be featured at The 5th Chicago Youth Community Film Festival. “A Reel Look at Their Neighborhoods” co-sponsored by the Alternative Schools Network (ASN) and Chicago Film Office, highlighting the work of re-enrolled out of school youth.

Some 475 teens from 11 Chicago alternative high schools entered 36 films in this year’s competition; more than 1,600 have taken semester-long film classes during the five years the festival has been running. The premiere screening is open to the public on Thursday, May 31 at 6pm at The Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 78 E. Washington St.

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