Summertime nostalgia, romantic look backs at what might’ve been and reflecting on the halcyon days of youth. Written, directed, produced by and starring Edward Burns (“The Brothers McMullen,” “She’s The One,” Epix’s “Bridge and Tunnel”), the new drama, “Summer Days, Summer Nights,” is definitely sentimental for the past, the mistakes made, the loves found, and the friendships and seminal moments in our life shared.
Starring breakout actor “In the Heights” and “Hamilton” actor Anthony Ramos, the film also stars Pico Alexander, Zoe Levin, Lindsey Morgan, Jon Rudnitsky, Susan Misner, Amadeus Serafini, Caitlin Stasey and Rita Volk. MGM will release “Summer Days, Summer Night” on Digital and On Demand on August 24, 2021, via American International Pictures, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the trailer. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in the summer of 1983 in Rockaway Beach, the film follows a group of recent high school and college graduates as they work summer jobs, fall in and out of love, and prepare for their new worlds to begin after Labor Day weekend. Burns is joined by a breakout cast including Anthony Ramos, Pico Alexander, Zoe Levin, Lindsey Morgan, Jon Rudnitsky, Amadeus Serafini, Caitlin Stasey and Rita Volk.
Since breaking out as a writer-director in 1995 with “The Brothers McMullen,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Burns has seemingly always returned to depicting Long Island and Manhattan dwellers living in one place but often yearning for the other. His characters often share their emotions with their friends, family, or lovers while they remain a mystery to themselves, and “Summer Days, Summer Nights” looks much the same.
“Summer Days, Summer Nights” looks like the perfect film for the dog days of August, when you’re soaking up the last days of summer and then looking forward to the impending future of the fall. Check out the exclusive trailer below.