PING PONG SUMMER
Opening June 6
Washington, DC-area exclusive!
Starring Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah, Amy Sedaris, Judah Friedlander, Marcello Conte, Myle Massey, Emmi Shockley, Helena Mae Seabrook, Joseph McCaughtry and Andy Riddle
Audience Award, 2014 Sarasota Film Festival
Official Selection, 2014 Sundance, Rotterdam and SXSW Film Festivals
Filmed on location in Ocean City, Maryland; filmmaker Michael Tully grew up in Frederick, Maryland.
"Guaranteed to make you smile." –Entertainment Weekly
The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy 13-year-old white kid who's obsessed with two things: ping pong and hip hop. During his family's annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich local bullies and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door neighbor. This movie is about that time in your life when you're treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know deep down you're as funky fresh as it gets.
DIR/SCR Michael Tully; PROD Jeffrey Allard, Brooke Bernard, Michael Gottwald, Lori Krein, Billy Peterson, George Rush, Ryan Zacarias. US, 2014, color, 92 min, DCP. NOT RATED.