Los Angeles Teachers honored at Summertime Movie Premiere!

July 6, 2021



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Emily Motill: Emily.Motill@rogersandcowanpmk.com Diane Luby Lane: diane@getlit.org

Los Angeles Teachers honored at Summertime Movie Premiere!

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 9, 2021: Get Lit – Words Ignite, the LA based nonprofit that fuses classic and spoken word poetry to increase teen literacy on the page and in visual media, has partnered with Good Deed Entertainment and Tiger Tales Media to host a private screening of the film SUMMERTIME, as a thank you to teachers across the Los Angeles area. In a new film from Good Deed Entertainment, SUMMERTIME stars and is written by twenty-seven poets from the Get Lit organization.

SUMMERTIME will be premiering July 9th at The Landmark Theater in Los Angeles with a screening sponsored by Get Lit, and Tiger Tales Media in honor of the educators, whose hard work and dedication were responsible for the success of the 27 students featured in the film. The SUMMERTIME cast will open the premiere with an original poem dedicated to teachers, and the movie will be followed by a Q&A featuring the SUMMERTIME Cast and Director, Carlos López Estrada.

SUMMERTIME follows the intersecting stories of 27 youth spoken word poets over a single day in Los Angeles. The director’s ground-breaking 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.

If you are a teacher and have not received an invitation, please contact diane@getlit.org

Tiger Tales Media is funding the creation of a PG version of SUMMERTIME so that it can be viewed in classrooms across the country and will partner with Get Lit in the creation of a SUMMERTIME curriculum for schools. The SUMMERTIME curriculum will be accessed through Get Lit’s brand new interactive online platform for poetry called Uni(verse). Over 200 specially invited teachers were sent a “golden ticket” to the premiere and will receive a QR code that will log them into the Uni(verse) site where they will connect to the SUMMERTIME curriculum, then invite their students to respond with their own videos and poems as well!

Good Deed Entertainment (GDE) is an Ohio based independent studio dedicated to producing, financing, and distributing quality entertainment for feature films, television, the worldwide web, and tomorrow’s anticipated platforms. Its distribution slate includes recent releases Lucky Grandma and Enemy Lines in addition to the Academy Award nominated, Loving Vincent, and Spirit Award nominated, To Dust.

Get Lit - Words Ignite is a Los Angeles-based education nonprofit that transforms the lives of young people through classic poetry and spoken word. It engages young people by providing a creative outlet, community, and real-life work experience, transforming students into activists, scholars, and stars. Get Lit annually reaches 50,000 youth, aged 9 through young adulthood through its In-School, After School and Weekend Programs.