Archive Cinema City 2014.

Ping Pong Summer

Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Duration: 92 min

Director: Michael Tully
Scenario: Michael Tully

Cast: Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah

Programme selection: 360°

Synopsis:


1985. Ocean City, Maryland. Summer vacation. Rap music. Parachute pants. Ping pong. First crushes. Best friends. Mean bullies. Weird mentors. That awkward-but momentous 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.

Original language: English
Subtitle: English, Serbian
Producer: Brooke Bernard, Holly Herrick, Billy Peterson, George Rush

Filmography: After his directorial debut, Cocaine Angel, world premiered at the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Michael Tully was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His follow-up, Silver Jew, world premiered at the 2007 South By Southwest Film Festival. In 2011, he wrote, directed, and acted in Septien, which world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by Sundance Selects. Ping Pong Summer is a movie he's wanted to make for over 20 years. Since 2008, he has been the head writer/editor of HammerToNail.com, a website devoted to championing ambitious cinema.