Summer Wonderlands

Summer Wonderlands

2 Episodes

Drift into the dreamy realm of childhood imagination with these ethereal visions of endless summer. David Gordon Green first came to critical attention with his debut GEORGE WASHINGTON, a senses-ravishing immersion into a crumbling southern town where a group of kids comes of age over the course of a languorous summer. It’s paired with a remarkable, unsung work of the 1960s avant-garde that Green cites as a major influence: Clu Gulager’s A DAY WITH THE BOYS, a prismatic, sun-kissed evocation of pre-adolescent utopia and its ominous flip side.

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Summer Wonderlands
  • A Day with the Boys

    Episode 1

    Directed by Clu Gulager • 1969 • United States

    Directed by character actor Clu Gulager and shot in beautifully burnished tones by the great László Kovács, this experimental short is a dreamily impressionistic, subtly sinister immersion into the imaginative world of a band of boys at play on a ...

  • George Washington

    Episode 2

    Directed by David Gordon Green • 2000 • United States
    Starring Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden, Damien Jewan Lee

    Over the course of one hot summer, a group of children in the decaying rural South must confront a tangle of difficult choices. An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed med...