UPDATE 6/23: RSVPs are full for the 7:30 p.m. program taking place inside the Ticketing Hall. We invite you to drop by the pre-event festivities from 6:30-7:30 p.m. A very limited number of spaces may become available immediately before the program, however, admission is not guaranteed. If you have a reservation, check-ins will begin during the pre-event program starting at 6:30 p.m. Seating inside the Ticketing Hall will be on a first come, first served basis to reservation holders when doors open beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Summer is here and to mark its arrival, Metro Art Presents is hosting a film screening that brings together movie making, live music, poetry, youth, and of course public transit— all in celebration of Los Angeles and the diverse stories it holds.
Featuring a screening of the transit-centric (and youth-created!) film Summertime, the event will also host live performances and a sneak peek of the Metro Art Bus.
The film debuted at Sundance 2020 and was made by local filmmaker Carlos López Estrada in collaboration with a team of young spoken word artists — many of whom were then recent high school graduates with roots in local non-profit literacy organization Get Lit: Words Ignite.
Summertime takes place over the course of an imagined hot summer day in Los Angeles where the lives of 27 young Angelenos intersect as they weave in and out of each other’s stories while moving through L.A. neighborhoods.
The screening will kick off with verses from featured poets Marquesha Babers, Mila Cuda, Paolina Acuña-Gonzalez and Anna Osuna plus live music by Austin Antoine, who stars as Rah in the film.
Come early for a sneak peek of the We Are… Metro Art Bus, parked onsite in front of Union Station’s main entrance — plus more poetry from the current group of Get Lit Players and a DJ set by Sur Jazz, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
While you’re here, stop by the We Are...Portraits of Metro Riders by Local Artists exhibition in the Union Station Passageway Art Gallery.
Metro Art Presents Summertime
Friday, June 24
6:30 p.m. Metro Art Bus Poetry Pop-Up (in front of Union Station)
7:30 p.m. Summertime in Union Station Ticketing Hall (RSVP Required via Eventbrite)
Click here to learn more about Summertime.
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