Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

Ping Pong Summer


Year: 2014
Country: USA
Run Time: 92 minutes

Ping Pong Summer
Ping Pong Summer

The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy, 13-year-old white kid obsessed with two things: Ping-Pong and hip-hop. During his family's annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich, racist local bullies, and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door neighbor. PING PONG SUMMER is about that time in your life when you're treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know—deep down—you're as funky fresh as it gets. Writer/director Michael Tully creates the ultimate love letter to the 80s coming-of-age comedy with this vivid cinematic time capsule. Hilarious in content and meticulously designed, Tully’s film relishes making an artifact of pop culture through synth-heavy suspense, Super 16 shades, and classic characters with original quirks. PING PONG SUMMER is a high five to the 13-year-old inside all of us who is hoping to come out on top. —Sundance Film Festival

Ping Pong Summer

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7:10 PM

American Independents Competition

Michael Tully

Jeffrey Allard, Brooke Bernard, Michael Gottwald, Billy Peterson, George Rush, Ryan Zacarias

Michael Tully

Wyatt Garfield

Marc Vives

Principal Cast
Marcello Conte, Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris, Judah Friedlander, Lea Thompson, Emmi Shockley, Myles Massey, Robert Longstreet

Director Bio
Michael Tully was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" after his directorial debut "Cocaine Angel" premiered at the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Since 2008 he has been the head writer and editor of, a website devoted to championing ambitious cinema.

Select Filmography
"Cocaine Angel" (2006), "Silver Jew" (2007), "Septien" (2011), PING PONG SUMMER (2014)

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