Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Best Summer Ever

Year: 2020
Language: English
Run Time: 80 minutes

Best Summer Ever
Best Summer Ever
Best Summer Ever
Best Summer Ever

After falling in love at a dance camp over the summer, Sage and Anthony don’t know when they’ll see each other again…but it might be sooner than they think. With a magical twist of fate, Sage finds herself enrolled as a new student at Anthony’s high school. Which is great! Except for the fact that everyone at school thought Anthony was at a football camp all summer. As the star player on the Eagles football team, Anthony has kept his love of dance a secret from everyone. But there’s no time like the present to embrace your authenticity, and Sage will inspire Anthony to do just that. A joyful and heartwarming musical filled with original songs, BEST SUMMER EVER will have you dancing in your living room. Fresh and inclusive, this film is made up of a versatile, fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities. — G.S.

BEST SUMMER EVER will also be available to view with AUDIO DESCRIPTION - for those who are visually impaired. To purchase a ticket for the version with audio description, please visit the BEST SUMMER EVER (WITH AUDIO DESCRIPTION) page.

CIFF45 Screenings

Scheduled Screening

Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

American Independents Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
FilmSlam Student Choice Award for Best Feature

Director Director

Michael Parks Randa, Lauren Smitelli

Andrew Pilkington, Terra Mackintosh, Leah Romond, Jake Sharpless, Katie White

Will Halby, Michael Parks Randa, Lauren Smitelli, Terra Mackintosh

Chris Westlund

Frank Snider, Sam Adelman, Michael Parks Randa

Principal Cast
Shannon DeVido, Rickey Wilson Jr, Jacob Waltuck, Madeline Rhodes, Holly Palmer,   AJ Murray, Emily Kranking, Eileen Grubba, Christine Bruno, Lawrence Carter-Long

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Achievement Centers for Children

Heights Youth Theatre

Vocational Guidance Services

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