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Best Summer Ever

Directed by Michael Parks Randa, Lauren Smitelli
2020
USA
80 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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A fresh take on the classic teen musical genre, packed with song and dance. A hit with the critics and winner at SXSW, Heartland, Portland and Sarasota Film Festivals.
It's the last day of dance camp and the best summer ever for two lovestruck teens, Tony (Rickey Wilson Jr.) and Sage (Shannon DeVido, Difficult People). But now it's time for them to head home to their utterly different lives. That's until an unexpected twist lands Sage in Tony's hometown, where he's the high school football star and the entire community is counting on him to break a decades-long homecoming curse. Throw in a wicked cheerleader and the scene is set for a showdown! Produced by Zeno Mountain Farm, a Vermont non-profit initiative aimed at making films featuring people with disability, Best Summer Ever has charmed critics at home and is now heading to Sydney!

Relaxed Screening: Saturday 6 November is a relaxed screening. Find out more about relaxed screenings here.
A smart and sweet riff through Grease, Footloose, High School Musical and scads of other upbeat, teen-skewing entertainments, Best Summer Ever greatly impress with its deft balance of affectionate homage and exuberant inclusivity.
Joe Leydon, Variety
[An] irresistibly likable musical.
Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

Films showing at this event:

We Have Me
Wed 3 November 6:30pm, Sat 6 November 2:00pm, Sat 13 November 1:45pm
High school basketball captain Grant (Carlos Sanson Jr.) faces suspension until Emily (Emily Scerri-Rikkert) steps up with moves that could help them win the dance competition.

Tickets

Wed 3 Nov
6:30pm
Selling Fast Palace Central 1
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Sat 6 Nov
2pm
Palace Central 1
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Sat 13 Nov
1:45pm
Dendy Newtown 2
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Available Fri 12 Nov
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Program Strand
Screenability, On Demand
Year
2020
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Michael Parks Randa, Lauren Smitelli
Producer
Terra Mackintosh, Andrew Pilkington, Leah Romond, Jake Sharpless, Katie White
Cast
Shannon DeVido, Rickey Wilson Jr., MuMu
Screenwriter
Will Halby, Terra Mackintosh, Michael Parks Randa, Andrew Pilkington, Lauren Smitelli
Cinematographer
Chris Westlund
Editor
Sam Adelman, Frank Snider, Michael Parks Randa
Genre
Music, Disability
Company Credits
Production Company: Zeno Mountain Farm
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