Gravitas picks up Sundance retro charmer 'Ping Pong Summer'

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Another Sundance premiere will be seeing the theatrical light of day. Director Michael Tully’s coming-of-age comedy Ping Pong Summer was acquired by Gravitas Ventures who announced a tentative early summer theatrical and VOD release Monday.

“Anyone (i.e. me) who spent lonely teenage summers dreaming of rapping, breakdancing or even (gasp!) talking to a girl is going to love this movie. Plus, where else are you going to see Susan Sarandon wield a fish like a weapon?” Gravitas VP Dustin Smith said in the announcement.

Featuring Sarandon, Amy Sedaris, Judah Friedlander, and Lea Thompson, Ping Pong Summer is “set in ‘present day’ 1985,” Tully told EW’s Anthony Breznican at Sundance. “We tried to make a movie that was like an artifact — it wasn’t looking back on the ’80s. We tried to make a movie that felt like it was from the ’80s.”

Check out the rest of their interview below.


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