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

Summering

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 85 minutes

Summering

"Every step you take, you're moving forward a moment in time. But what if the opposite were true?" Faced with the looming start of middle school, four young girls go on one last childhood adventure at the tail end of their summer. However, a day that starts as lighthearted and innocent turns abruptly dark when the girls make a disturbing discovery. While they work together to unravel the mystery of their encounter, their mothers (played by Lake Bell and Megan Mullally) are frantic to find them. They turn to each other for support and, in doing so, rediscover the kinship of their own carefree summer days. Including both fantastical and horror elements, this romp through a summer's weekend is troubled and real; it lovingly shapes the loss of innocence as a rite of passage rather than something to be mourned. SUMMERING will make you crave the whimsical perspective of youth in the face of tragedy, if only we could walk backward in time. —J.H.

CIFF46 Screenings

Connor Palace

Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 7:40 PM

Monday, April 04, 2022 at 12:10 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
Teen-Friendly Films
Women of the World
Only at Playhouse Square

Competition
American Independents Competition

Director

Director
James Ponsoldt

Producers
P. Jennifer Dana, Peter Block, James Ponsoldt

Screenwriting
James Ponsoldt, Benjamin Percy

Cinematography
Greta Zozula

Editing
Darrin Navarro

Principal Cast
Lake Bell, Megan Mullally , Lia Barnett, Madalen Mills, Eden Grace Redfield, Sanai Victoria

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