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Director: Carlos López Estrada
2020 | USA | 95m | English
In connection with Outfest Fusion’s celebration of the power of the spoken word, we are thrilled to present Carlos López Estrada’s SUMMERTIME, a film co-written by its sprawling cast of young Los Angeles poets, including queer BIPOC voices.
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.
Starring: Tyris Winter, Marquesha Babers, Maia Mayor, Austin Antoine, Bryce Banks, Amaya Blankenship, Bene’t Benton, Raul Herrera, Mila Cuda, Gordon Ip, Jason Alvarez, Hanna Harris, Anna Osuna, Walter Finnie, Olympia Miccio, Paolina Acuña-González, Madyson Park, Xochitl Morales, Zach Perlmutter
*This film is only available in the U.S.
SCREENING APRIL 16-20, 2021
If there are multiple viewers in your household we’re asking that you opt-in for the Group Tickets rate if possible.
I would be lying if I said that this experiment wasn’t the scariest thing I have ever done, but I would also be lying if I said that it was not the most rewarding creative experience of my life. Everything about the process was unexpected, surprising and reaffirming. The honesty that these young artists brought to this movie is the kind of honesty that, I believe, has the power to inspire real positive change. I felt fortunate to be at that workshop and I now feel fortunate to share their stories through this movie.
I hope you enjoy Summertime.