U.S., 95m, DCP

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Screened July 9–22, 2021

Directed by Carlos López Estrada (BlindspottingRaya and the Last Dragon), Summertime follows 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. A Good Deed Entertainment release

A film by Carlos López Estrada

López Estrada and company not only subvert lazy assumptions about their misunderstood metropolis and who lives and thrives there, but they also shift the focus to the unheard and unseen for a wonderful reinvention.”

Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap

Estrada’s film sounds just like teen spirit, with big, beating hearts that all share center stage.”

Nick Allen,