Good Deed Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights from Los Angeles Media Fund to Carlos López Estrada’s sophomore function “Summertime,” the corporate introduced on Wednesday.
The opening movie of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, “Summertime” chronicles the intersecting tales of 25 younger spoken phrase poets over a day in Los Angeles. Born of the director’s mind-blowing interplay with a workshop the place performers from throughout the City of Angels recited fearlessly private texts, the venture was structured in order that their voices might individually shine in addition to coalesce within the context of a bigger, unified, and gloriously shifting narrative experiment — half city musical and half sociological artwork.
TheWrap’s overview of “Summertime” hailed the movie as a hanging new effort from a filmmaker who has impressively come into his personal, López Estrada’s electrifying spoken-word fantasia distills the soul of a metropolis typically maligned for its shallowness into an ingenious revamping of its picture as the varied and exhilaratingly messy realm it’s. Reveling in redefined hometown pleasure, this group of storytellers provides us passionate youth; we welcome it too, and the result’s a rapturous whirlwind of fact.
Estrada directed “Summertime” from a script written by 27 Get Lit poets, who additionally star within the movie, and playwright Dave Harris. “Summertime” is the second movie from Estrada after the critically acclaimed “Blindspotting.”
In addition to producing, Los Angeles Media Fund totally financed “Summertime.” UTA Independent Film Group packaged and bought the home rights to the movie.
Get Lit is a Los Angeles non-profit group that makes use of spoken phrase poetry to extend literacy, empower the youth, and encourage communities. Their poetry curriculum is taught in over 100 colleges and reaches 1000’s of highschool college students yearly.
Good Deed’s Kristin Harris and Robbie Chernow brokered the cope with UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.
López Estrada is represented by UTA and attorneys Ziffren Brittenham.
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