Bummer Summer

Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2011

(Zach Weintraub, USA, 2010, 79 min)

Seattle Theatrical Premiere
Director in Attendance!

Winner of the 2010 Local Sightings Film Festival, Zach Weintraub's first feature is a mesmerizing debut. When you’re seventeen, even little things can seem like a major change. So it goes with Isaac, a teenager who, as his senior year in high school comes to an end, stares uneasily into the future. His confusion is compounded by the arrival of his older brother Ben, who comes home for the summer to take up with his ex-girlfriend Lila and set out on one last road trip before entering the world of responsibilities. The harmony the three youngsters seek over the weekend getaway quickly gives way to unexpected complications, as Isaac and Ben realize their shared feelings for Lila.  Employing inventive storytelling, sensitive performances and deadpan humor, director Weintraub shows he's a talent to watch with this wry and touching portrait of youthful romance and potential.

"Finding magic in the mundane, this terrific first-time feature from Olympia resident Zach Weintraub turns "nothing happening" into something beautiful." —Seattle Times

"The film moves across the screen with the lightness of a summer cloud." —The Stranger


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