“Summertime” chronicles the intersecting stories of 25 young spoken word poets over a day in Los Angeles. Born of the director’s mind-blowing interaction with a workshop where performers from across the City of Angels recited fearlessly personal texts, the project was structured so that their voices could individually shine as well as coalesce in the context of a larger, unified, and gloriously moving narrative experiment — part urban musical and part sociological art.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive



  • Carlos López Estrada


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


  • Alisa Tager
  • Andrew Blau
  • Carlos López Estrada
  • Diane Luby Lane
  • Jeffrey Soros
  • Kat Barnette
  • Kelly Marie Tran
  • Kimberly Stuckwisch
  • Morgan Earnest
  • Neil Garvey
  • Patrick Murray
  • Sammi Farber
  • Sean Wang
  • Simon Horsman
  • Vero Kompalic

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