Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Filmmaker Conversation: Centerpiece Q&A


Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:30 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

PNC Bank

Join us for a pre-recorded Q&A with director, Carlos López Estrada, and actors/poets Mila Cuda and Tyris Winter. The Q&A will be available starting at 10:30PM on April 13th on both the CIFF virtual cinema platform and the CIFF YouTube page.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:00 PM


Like his energetic and impactful debut, “Blindspotting,” Carlos López Estrada’s sophomore feature SUMMERTIME is a love song to the West Coast that blends poetry and hip-hop with themes of home and belonging. Taking place over one summer day in bustling Los Angeles, the film showcases 25 young local poets, using their impassioned slam pieces like a musical does songs. As the teens’ lives intersect across the city, each one is given their moment in the spotlight to pour their heart into intensely personal words. From the afroed Tyris Yelp-reviewing his way around a changing neighborhood to Marquesha gaining the confidence...

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