Director: Carlos López Estrada
2020 | USA | 95m | English
In connection with Outfest Fusion’s celebration of the power of the spoken word, we are thrilled to present Carlos López Estrada’s SUMMERTIME, a film co-written by its sprawling cast of young Los Angeles poets, including queer BIPOC voices.
Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelenos intersect. A skating guitarist, a tagger, two wannabe rappers, an exasperated fast-food worker, a limo driver — they all weave in and out of each other’s stories. Through poetry they express life, love, heartache, family, home, and fear. One of them just wants to find someplace that still serves good cheeseburgers.
As a bonus, Outfest Fusion is also thrilled to share the first four episodes of The Road To Summertime: an exclusive, behind-the-scenes webseries which follows Carlos Lopez Estrada on his journey to finding the voice of Summertime by discovering a group of poets at GetLit in Los Angeles, who would inspire his film by telling their stories. New Episodes Every Wednesday here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CV-3KjvmWg&list=PLjtNUveYUa6taJHWUiu-rzSN9EiJszxB6.