Have you heard the news?
Summer of ’67 releases theatrically June 29!
I’m so excited!
Summer of ’67 is our seventh feature film, and while our previous movies have screened in theaters across the country including Times Square and L.A., this will be the first LOCAL theatrical release for us. I can’t wait to fill up the theater each night with friends, families, veterans, and complete strangers who are looking for a story of hope during dark times.
Based on real life events, Summer of ’67 brings to life the turbulent times of the sixties and the struggles faced by the men and women impacted by the Vietnam War. Young wife and mother Milly (Rachel Schrey) is forced to live with her mother-in-law while her husband Gerald (Cameron Gilliam) is away on the USS Forrestal. Kate (Bethany Davenport) must choose between Peter (Christopher Dalton) her high school sweetheart and Van (Sam Brooks) her new hippie boyfriend. Ruby Mae (Sharonne Lanier) finally finds true love with Reggie (Jerrold Edwards) only to have him whisked away by the draft. Each woman faces the question of whether or not their man will return, and even if he does, will life as they know it ever be the same?
Summer of ’67 is based on my parents’ experience. My dad was aboard the USS Forrestal when it caught fire. He survived, but hearing his story as I was growing up, it made me wonder what it must have been like for my mother and the other women who were at home waiting for the return of their men.
Summer of ’67 is my way of showing respect to those men and women who sacrificed much for their country.