Directed By
Zorinah Juan
American Spectrum Features (Local)

When We Grow Up

When We Grow Up is about a close-knit, albeit sometimes contentious, family brought together by an unconventional emergency that forces them to confront each other's secrets, flaws, and inner children.

When We Grow Up was proudly made by an entirely female crew and creative team. When We Grow Up is a feature length dramatic comedy with a spin on the traditional “coming-of-age” narrative. The death of the family dog sends the matriarch of the Barnes family into a tailspin of grief causing her to call on her three adult children for comfort. When Elijah, Maris, and Louise arrive home for the funeral weekend, they simultaneously slip back into the childhood roles they filled growing up, while also struggling to keep up with the reality of their adult circumstances. This film dares to explore social challenges not often discussed in mainstream media: racial adoption issues, the redefining of the American family unit, and sexual intimacy among a mature generation.

In the Best of Hoosier Lens program.

Sunday, May 6 at 12:00PM in DeBoest L.H. at Newfields

In the When We Grow Up program.

Friday, April 27 at 7:15PM in The Toby at Newfields Sunday, April 29 at 10:45AM in The Toby at Newfields


  • 2018 Indy Film Fest, Best of Hoosier Lens: Feature