Summertime

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Watch From:MN
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Spotlight: Common Ground
Tags:Drama
Music
Comedy
Dramedy
Dance
Youth
LGBTQ+ Currents
Literature
Social Justice
Culture & Society
Black Perspectives
Release Year:2020
Runtime:95 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Good Deed Entertainment
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh4XPck3H84
Cast/Crew
Director:Carlos López Estrada
Executive Producer:Neil Garvey
Patrick Murray
Andrew Blau
Producer:Kimberly Stuckwisch
Jeffrey Soros
Alisa Tager
Simon Horsman
Carlos López Estrada
Diane Luby Lane
Cinematographer:John Schmidt
Screenwriter:Dave Harris
Composer:John W. Snyder
Principal Cast:Tyris Winter
Marquesha Babers
Maia Mayor
Austin Antoine
Bryce Banks
Amaya Blankenship
Bene't Benton
Gordon Ip
Jason Alvarez

Description

Born of director Carlos López Estrada’s mind-blowing interaction with a workshop where performers from across the City of Angels recited fearlessly personal texts, Summertime is a gloriously moving narrative experiment — part urban musical and part sociological art.

Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelenos intersect. A skating guitarist, a tagger, two wannabe rappers, an exasperated fast-food worker, a limo driver—they all weave in and out of each other’s stories. Through poetry they express life, love, heartache, family, home, and fear. One of them just wants to find someplace that still serves good cheeseburgers.


Director Biography

Carlos López Estrada Born in 1988 in Mexico City, Carlos López Estrada is a filmmaker, music video director, commercial director, theatre director, and actor. He has directed numerous short films and videos, theatrical productions and the feature Blindspotting (2018), Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) and the forthcoming live action remake of Walt Disney’s Robin Hood.


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