Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Sep 10 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:100 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jessica Swale
Cast:Gemma Arterton
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Penelope Wilton
Tom Courtenay


A young woman revisits her past when she opens her heart to a young evacuee in “Summerland”, a wartime drama with a contemporary sensibility.

Set over one extraordinary and memorable long hot English summer, “Summerland” tells the story of Alice, a reclusive woman who has closed her heart to the world.

She uses her scientific background to debunk the existence of other-worldly forces and magic. But Alice’s world is turned upside down when she is tasked with caring for Frank, a frightened and innocent young boy seeking shelter from the London Blitz.

Over sun-dappled days in the Sussex countryside, Frank’s curiosity and open-mindedness unlock deeply buried secrets in Alice’s past, and make her re-evaluate what it really means to free your imagination.

Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Courtenay star in this intensely emotional story of love’s endurance in trying times.