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CIFF46: PSQ March 30 – April 9, 2022 | Streams April 10 – April 17, 2022

Summertime

Year: 2020
Country: UNITED STATES
Run Time: 95 minutes

Summertime
Summertime
Summertime
Summertime

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 to “rap battle her demons,” moments weave in and out to form a vibrant portrait of a city facing gentrification while fostering a new generation of culturally diverse artists. Spoken word, dance, song, rap, and colorful city street montages come together in a unique form that will make you long for the summer heat as you hear the voices of young Angelinos assert their right to claim their home as their own. (In English, Korean, and Spanish with subtitles) — D.O.

CIFF45 Screenings

Scheduled Screening

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 9:00 PM -
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Sidebars
Black Cinema
Outlook
Film is Art

Competition
American Independents Competition

Director
Carlos López Estrada

Producers
Carlos López Estrada, Kimberly Stuckwisch, Diane Luby Lane, Jeffrey Soros, Alisa Tager

Screenwriting
Paolina Acuña-González, Jason Alvarez, Austin Antoine, Marquesha Babers, Bryce Banks, Bene't Benton, Marco Bizio, Amaya Blankenship, Mila Cuda, Walter Finnie Jr.,Dave Harris, Hanna Harris, Raul Herrera, Gordon Ip, Khamal Iwuanyanwu, Marcus James, Vero Kompalic, Lukas Lane, Nia Lewis, Carlos López Estrada, Pathum Madigapola, Maia Mayor, Daniel McKinley, Olympia Miccio, Xochitl Morales, Anna Osuna

Cinematography
John Schmidt

Editing
Jonathan Melin

Principal Cast
Tyris Winter, Marquesha Babers, Maia Mayor, Austin Antoine, Bryce Banks, Amaya Blankenship, Bene't Benton, Gordon Ip, Jason Alvarez, Mila Cuda

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