Directed by Carlos López Estrada—he of Blindspotting fame—and set in Los Angeles over one day, Summertime dips in on the lives of two dozen Angelenos, poets all, as they share their struggle through spoken word and fearless verse. Some cut deep; others express empathetic rage with humor. Several of the poets use superficial gripes to explore deeper divisions. All of them are messy and free — in the best way possible. It’s vibrant and fun, and it opens this week in limited release.

A version of the above blurb first appeared in the pages of Boulder Weekly Vol. 28, No. 45, “Welcome back.”