Tonight’s Contenders: The Summer Selection

Summer Selection

With the Summer Solstice just passed and kids everywhere being released into society from their school prisons, summer is officially upon us. Three sweet months of epic adventures, lazy days in the sun, heatwaves, and parents looking to get rid of their shitty children.

Here’s our Summer Selection:

The Endless Summer (1966) 95 min:

The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.

Meatballs (1979) :

Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp.

Do the Right Thing (1989) 120 min:

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Friday The 13th (1980) 95 min:

A group of camp counselors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child’s drowning.

Camp Nowhere (1994) 96 min:

Morris “Mud” Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it.

Heavy Weights (1995) 100 min:

Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.

The Parent Trap (1998) 127 min:

Identical twins, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.

Wet Hot American Summer (2001) 97 min:

Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.


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