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We Grown Now

“Lovely and lyrical yet haunting and heartbreaking…” – Chicago Sun Times

“It’s a resolutely poetic, at times even golden-hued portrait of lives unafraid to hope amid growing despair.” – LA Times

“Writer/director Minhal Baig’s ‘90s coming-of-age drama is one of realistic warmth, rumbling hopes and roadblocks jutting up in front of children whose very existence is defiant.” – Paste Magazine

93% on Rotten Tomatoes


In 1992 Chicago, as Michael Jordan solidifies himself as a champion, a story of two young legends in their own right begins. As wide-eyed and imaginative best friends Malik and Eric traverse the city, looking to escape the mundaneness of school and the hardships of growing up in public housing, their unbreakable bond is challenged when tragedy shakes their community just as they are learning to fly.