Summer Night (2019 film)

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Summer Night
Summer Night poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoseph Cross
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Jordan Jolliff
  • Joseph Cross
Story byJordan Jolliff
Starring
Music byDan Krysa
CinematographyMichael FitzMaurice
Edited byRaymond Wood
Production
company
Moving Image Productions
Wanderwell Entertainment
Blackhall Entertainment Ventures
Distributed bySamuel Goldwyn Films
Release date
  • April 6, 2019 (2019-04-06) (ATLFF)
  • July 12, 2019 (2019-07-12) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Summer Night is an American coming-of-age romantic comedy film directed by Joseph Cross in his directorial debut, from a screenplay by Cross and Jordan Joliff. It stars Ellar Coltrane, Ian Nelson, Analeigh Tipton, Callan McAuliffe, Ella Hunt, Bill Milner, Hayden Szeto, Lana Condor, Elena Kampouris, Melina Vidler, Khris Davis, Victoria Justice and Justin Chatwin.

It had its world premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 6, 2019. It was released on July 12, 2019, by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Premise[edit]

Two best friends, Seth and Jameson, are getting ready to perform—and party—at local rock venue The Alamo. But before the night begins, they are faced with serious reality checks. Seth receives life-changing news from his girlfriend Mel, and Jameson has to choose between his on-again-off-again girlfriend Corin and a new woman he has just met, the outspoken Harmony. By the end of the night, these young men and women are confronted with a series of fast-approaching life decisions that will either leave them stuck in the comfort of adolescence or catapult them into adulthood.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In October 2017, it was announced Ellar Coltrane, Analeigh Tipton, Justin Chatwin and Elena Kampouris had joined the cast of the film, with Joseph Cross, directing from a screenplay by himself and Jordan Joliff.[1] In November 2017, it was announced Callan McAuliffe, Ian Nelson, Hayden Szeto, Lana Condor, Bill Milner, Melina Vidler, Ella Hunt and Victoria Justice had joined the cast of the film, with James Ponsoldt serving as an executive producer.[2]

Principal photography began in Atlanta, Georgia on October 20, 2017.[3] Production concluded on November 11, 2017 in Newnan, Georgia after 19 filming days.

Release[edit]

In December 2018 it was announced that Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film, with a planned release for spring 2019.[4] Prior to that, the movie had its world premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 6, 2019.[5] It is scheduled to be released on July 12, 2019.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Summer Night holds a 59% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 17 reviews, with a weighted average of 5.57/10.[7] On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 50 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 25, 2017). "Tommy Flanagan, Bill Sage Join Indie Feature 'The Wave'; Elena Kampouris Cast In 'Summer Night'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 13, 2017). "Joseph Cross Teams With James Ponsoldt on Directorial Debut 'Summer Night' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Blumberg, Audrey (October 2, 2017). "Bridgewater's Kampouris Moves From Film and Screen to Learn the Asian Arts". TapInto.net. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 12, 2018). "Joseph Cross' Coming-Of-Age Movie 'Summer Night' Acquired By Samuel Goldwyn Films". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Pryce, Kevon (March 1, 2019). "43rd Annual Atlanta Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup". Atlantafilmfestival.com. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "Virtually every movie coming out this summer". Los Angeles Times. April 25, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Summer Night (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  8. ^ "Summer Night Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 12, 2019.

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