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Summertime

Country: USA, Language: English, 95 mins

  • Director: Carlos López Estrada
  • Producer: Carlos López Estrada; Diane Luby Lane; Alisa Tager; Kimberly Stuckwisch; Simon Horsman; Jeffrey Soros

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29 writers!!!


Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelinos 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. With its Slacker-inspired structure, fanciful form, and exuberant magical realism, Summertime is a free-verse poem by youth, but for ALL….gay, lesbian and straight…demanding inclusion and acceptance. The young poets radiate vitality, honesty, and profound emotion. By the time they wind up together in a tricked-out mega-limo overlooking the city, we believe in what their crazy, creative togetherness represents: hope. As the driver says, “Y’all got a pocket full of dreams, so don’t let me down.”


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Cast & Characters

Austin Antoine as Rah
Marquesha Babers as Marquesha
Bryce Banks as Anewbyss
Bene't Benton as Bene't
Amaya Blankenship as Amaya
Caedmon Branch as Sam
Mila Cuda as Mila
Gabriela de Luna as Alejandra (Paulina's mother)
Joël Dupont
Walter Finnie Jr. as Walter
Gihee Hong as Diane
Gordon Ip as Gordon
Maia Mayor as Sophia
Anna Osuna as Anna
Sun Park as Hayun