Check out an exclusive clip of Summer 03 below from the film courtesy of Deadline!
Feature film Summer 03 from director Becca Gleason will make its debut on March 10th at 7PM at the SXSW 2018 festival! The film features actress Joey King as Jamie Winkle, a 16-year-old who’s life is turned upside down after her calculating grandmother unleashes an array of secrets upon her family. Also starring: Andrea Savage, Paul Scheer, Jack Kilmer, Erin Darke, Stephen Ruffin, Kelly Lamor Wilson, Logan Medina and June Squibb.
Be on the lookout for us as we will be traveling there for the premiere!
An excerpt about the film from The Hollywood Reporter:
“It’s rare that a film doesn’t start out in such a way that you can pretty much anticipate everything that comes next. Thankfully, that is not the case with Becca Gleason’s raunchy coming-of-age comedy Summer ’03. The film begins with a broadly comic scene in which an elderly woman makes some very startling deathbed confessions to her family. But even while you’re groaning at the prospect of watching cartoonish characters behave in silly fashion for the next 90 minutes or so, the story goes in a much different direction. Featuring a terrific lead performance by Joey King (recently seen in Netflix’s The Kissing Booth), Summer ’03 emerges as an unexpected gem.
To be fair, that opening scene is riotously funny. It depicts the dying Dotty (June Squibb, stealing the film in just a few minutes of screen time) coming clean just before she meets her maker. She tells her Jewish daughter-in-law Shira (Andrea Savage) that she never liked her. She tells her son Ned (Paul Scheer) that the man he thought of as his father really wasn’t. And she tells her adolescent grandson that he’s a ‘homosexual’…
…writer-director Gleason has crafted a film that manages to be simultaneously funny, touching and sensitive. The sly humor often sneaks up on you, and even the more extreme plot elements, such as when Jamie commandeers a church service to make some startling confessions of her own, never go too far over the top.”