Blu-ray, DVD Release: Summertime (2020)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 19, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Kino Lorber

The music-filled 2020 drama-comedy Summertime follows the intersecting stories of 27 young spoken word poets over a single day in Los Angeles.

Director Carlos López Estrada’s (Blindspotting, Raya and the Last Dragon)  of the film vision began at a poetry showcase where performers from across the City of Angels recited fearlessly personal texts about themselves, their communities, and their relationship to their city. The project was then developed around their individual poems and interwoven into a larger, unified, and gloriously moving narrative experiment — part contemporary musical and part sociological art.

Summertime explores themes of identity, community, and intersectionality through the unique perspectives of this diverse ensemble.

Special features on the disc include the following:

-The Road to Summertime: The Making of Summertime
-Becoming a Poet: with Kelly Marie Tran
-Q&A with Cast & Director
-Audio commentary with Director and Cast
-Home Pt. 3

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.