Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, November 23, 2007

9:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • Film
  • Family Friendly
  • Fees Apply

(US—2007—directed by Bradley Beesley & Sarah Price)

A surprise hit at film festivals from Chicago to Toronto to Austin, Texas, Summercamp! follows the day-to-day drama – and comedy – of 90 kids let loose in the woods at Swift Nature Camp in northern Wisconsin. It’s a place where kids can be kids and where their home and school lives briefly fade into the background as they experience the highs and lows of so many familiar adolescent rituals: sing-alongs, talent shows, homesickness, counselor mutiny – and, of course, first love. Documentary filmmakers Bradley Beesley and Sarah Price have stealthily and sensitively submerged themselves into this uniquely curious camp subculture, capturing the rawness and primal power of emotional experiences that will stay with these kids for the rest of their lives. The terrific musical score is by The Flaming Lips and Noisola. (85 min.)

“One of the most entertaining movies of the year!”         -Eric Campos, Film Threat