During a long, hot summer in Northern Canada, 13-year-old Bea is desperate for a new friend. When she finally meets Kate, a loud and raucous townie, her world begins to open up in ways that she never expected. In an intimate portrayal of the secret life of girls, we watch Bea experience a series of firsts, as she quietly learns what it means to love and truly be free. The fifth feature from returning Outfest alum Ingrid Veninger (He Hated Pigeons, The Animal Project) is a moving and tender tale that leaves the viewer nostalgic for years past.
Fran This Summer (Dir: Mary Evangelista, 11 min.)
SUN | July 22 | Regal LA Live | 1:30 PM
Director: Ingrid Veninger
Canada | 84 minutes | 2017
Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid Veninger formed pUNK Films in 2003 with a “nothing is impossible” manifesto. Since 2008, Ingrid has directed 6 features (her fifth, He Hated Pigeons, screened at Outfest with a live score in 2016), premiering at festivals worldwide including, TIFF, Rotterdam, Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, and MoMA. In 2014, Ingrid initiated the pUNK Films Femmes Lab to foster feature films written and directed by Canadian women, sponsored by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. Currently, she is completing her MFA in Cinema at York University.