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Daisy (Lia Barnett), Dina (Madalen Mills), Mari (Eden Grace Redfield), and Lola (Sanai Victoria) are lifelong friends, inseparable since starting elementary school together. But with the first day of middle school just around the corner, they are all anxious and excited about the changes that lie ahead. On the last weekend of summer, the girls return to their favorite spot in the nearby woods, only to find a grim surprise. Instead of calling the police or telling their parents, they decide to take matters into their own hands. The only clue they have is a matchbook from a local bar, which sets them on a life-changing adventure that will bond them together forever. But strange and inexplicable events begin to dog them as they pursue their investigation, and the girls begin to wonder if something supernatural is causing them. As each girl is forced to face her own hopes and fears, they all take another step toward adulthood together. The film, a rare adventure story told from the point of view of women and girls, is a nostalgic celebration of friendship, imagination and the mysteries of childhood.

Summering is directed by James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour, The Spectacular Now) from a script cowritten with Benjamin Percy (The Wilding, “Wolverine”). The film stars Lia Barnett (Maggie Smith is Gone, “Angelyne”), Lake Bell (In a World…, No Escape), Sarah Cooper (“HouseBroken”, “Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine”), Ashley Madekwe (County Lines, “Salem”), Madalen Mills (Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, The Tiger Rising), Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace,” Why Him?), Eden Grace Redfield (“Our Flag Means Death,” “Andi Mack”), and Sanai Victoria (“Diary of a Future President,” “No Good Nick”). The film is produced by P. Jennifer Dana (The Assistant, Brigsby Bear), Peter Block (House at the End of the Street, The Ward) and James Ponsoldt. Executive producers are Cory Neal (Hatchet, Grace), Andrew Karpen (The Art of Self-Defense, The Man Who Invented Christmas), Kent Sanderson (The Roads Not Taken, Infinite Storm), Mark Roberts (Brigsby Bear, In a World…) and Ross Jacobson (Table 19, “Manhunt”). Director of photography is Greta Zozula (The Half of It, Call Jane). Production designer is Adam Reamer (“Grimm,” The Voyeurs). Costume designer is Marie Schley (“Transparent,” “Yellowjackets”). The film is edited by Darrin Navarro (The End of the Tour, The Spectacular Now). Composer is Drum & Lace (“Dickinson,” “Good Girls”). Casting by Avy Kaufman (“Succession,” King Richard). Music supervisor is Tiffany Anders (“PEN15,” “Everything Sucks!”).


Lia Barnett
Madalen Mills
Eden Grace Redfield
Sanai Victoria
Lake Bell
and Sarah Cooper


Directed by

James Ponsoldt

Written By

James Ponsoldt Benjamin Percy

Produced By

P. Jennifer Dana Peter Block James Ponsoldt