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Chicago Tribune: 'We Grown Now' will open Chicago International Film Fest. A new Chicago classic?

By Michael Phillips

August 30, 2023



The U.S. premiere of writer-director Minhal Baig’s “We Grown Now” — a gentle, powerful coming-of-age gem set in 1992, detailing the friendship of two boys growing up in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project — opens the Chicago International Film Festival Oct. 11, festival officials announced Wednesday.


Much more, I’m guessing, will be written about Baig’s third feature in the coming weeks. An initial viewing suggests it’s a vital and beautifully acted addition to the roster of Chicago movies.


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