Gravitas Ventures has acquired rights to Michael Tully’s “Ping Pong Summer,” which recently premiered in the NEXT section at the Sundance Film Festival. Gravitas will roll the film out theatrically and digitally early this summer.
The coming-of-age comedy starring Susan Sarandon, centers on an awkward teen who attempts to become a master breakdancer, ping pong player and ladies man all before the end of a summer break in 1985. The film is based on Tully’s own childhood experiences.
been a fan of Tully’s work, both as a filmmaker and as a writer at
Hammer To Nail, I was still not prepared for what a truly joyous blast
of a film ‘Ping Pong Summer’ turned out to be,”
said Gravitas VP of Theatrical Distribution Dustin Smith. “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?”