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Best Summer Ever

Directors: Michael Parks Randa, Lauren Smitelli
Narrative Features
Running Time:72:45 minutes
Event Date(s)
8:00 PM EST
Thursday, November 12
Curbside Cinema at UNCW

Sage and Anthony face the drama of high school after falling in love at a dance camp over the summer in this charming teen comedy. A twist of fate has Sage enrolling in Anthony’s high school. An evil cheerleader, family secrets, and the usual high school hijinks all come to a head as Anthony struggles to be both a football star and a dancer. Will their relationship survive the drama of teenage life? A fresh and exhilarating take on the beloved teen musical featuring a cast and crew of people with and without disabilities. This heartwarming film features local actor Jeremy Vest as the school mascot and will leave you with a smile on your face.

Prior to the screening will be a short film by Theatre for All, Wilmington’s only theatre company for actors with disabilities.


Michael Parks Randa is a writer-director based in Brooklyn. Raised in Sherborn, Massachusetts in a family deeply rooted in social activism where his father founded The Peace Abbey and a school for disabled individuals, Randa grew up with a unique perspective on the world around him. Honing his voice as a director through a decade directing music videos, Randa penned and directed his feature directorial debut in the form of an inclusive musical.

Lauren Smitelli is a writer, director, and producer born and raised on Long Island, NY. An alumna of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she now splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. As a producer, her work has been exhibited at Sundance, Venice, SXSW, and at the NYTimes Op Docs, among others. As an active member of Zeno Mountain Farm, a community supporting lifelong friendships between people with and without disabilities, she was thrilled to help facilitate this unique endeavor, a full-length musical with a completely inclusive cast and crew.