Film: BECOMING REDWOOD
Cinema/Chicago, together with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and consular and cultural partners in Chicago, present the 10th Annual International Screenings Program.
The free weekly series showcases 20 feature films and 7 short films from around the world, along with a program of local shorts, that are not widely available in the U.S. Embodying a range of genres and styles from laugh-out-loud comedies and quirky coming-of-age dramas to politically-tinged love stories and inspiring documentaries, these films celebrate the richness of the human experience.
In partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, the Canadian screening is BECOMING REDWOOD, directed by Jesse James Miller. Ever since his hippie parents split up, 11-year-old Redwood has been living with his dope-dealing father in Canada. But when the law finally catches up with Dad, Redwood’s life is turned upside down, and he must move to California to live with his mother, her radicalized new husband, and other eccentric family members. Throughout, the boy navigates the vagaries of childhood, the counter-cultural 70s milieu of his elders, and an obsessive love of golf in this hilarious tale of growing up. The film is in English.
This screening is free.