6:30pm - Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
Director Carlos López Estrada (BLINDSPOTTING) is back with SUMMERTIME, an ensemble piece following the intersecting stories of 27 youth spoken word poets over a single day in Los Angeles. The director's ground-breaking vision began at a poetry showcase where performers from across the City of Angels recited fearlessly personal texts about themselves, their communities, and their relationship to their city.
The project was then developed around their individual poems and interwoven into a larger, unified, and gloriously moving narrative experiment -- part contemporary musical and part sociological art. SUMMERTIME explores themes of identity, community, and intersectionality through the unique perspectives of this diverse ensemble.
"The most inspirational movie this year." (Variety)
"It feels like SLACKER for a new generation... This feels like one of the most L.A. films I've ever seen." (Filmweek)
"On paper, it sounds iffy; in execution, however, it's absolutely glorious, a gleeful glide through adolescence." (RogerEbert.com)
Tuesday, September 28
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 | $15 at the door
SUMMERTIME (Carlos López Estrada, 2020 / 95 mins / 14A) 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.
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