Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard’s Best Summer Ever musical opens ReelAbilities Film Festival

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard's Best Summer Ever musical opens ReelAbilities Film Festival


Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband Peter Sarsgaard produced the high school musical Best Summer Ever, which premieres at Queens Drive-In in New York City on April 29.

The critically acclaimed film by director duo Michael Parks Randa and Lauren Smitelli opens the 13th annual ReelAbilities Film Festival which runs until most of May 5 – according to THR.

The 43-year-old Oscar nominee and 50-year-old Golden Globe nominee play a TV reporter and cameraman in Best Summer Ever.

Coming soon! Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband Peter Sarsgaard produced the high school musical Best Summer Ever, which will premiere at Queens Drive-In in New York City on April 29 (pictured in 2018 with actress Shannon DeVido)

“Tonight marks the night of a new season,” announced Maggie’s unnamed character in the new trailer.

Benjamin Bratt and his 18-year-old daughter Sophia, who suffers from a physical disability resulting from a head trauma at birth, appear together in the film.

It centers around teenage couple Sage (Shannon DeVido) and Anthony (Rickey Wilson Jr.), who reunite at school after falling in love at a dance camp in Vermont.

Running virtually until May 5th!  Michael Parks & Lauren Smitelli's critically acclaimed film opens 13th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival

Running virtually until May 5th! Michael Parks & Lauren Smitelli’s critically acclaimed film opens 13th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival

Cameo roles: The 43-year-old Oscar nominee and 50-year-old Golden Globe nominee play a TV reporter and his cameraman in Best Summer Ever (pictured with actor Rickey Wilson Jr. in 2018)

Cameo roles: The 43-year-old Oscar nominee and 50-year-old Golden Globe nominee play a TV reporter and cameraman in Best Summer Ever (pictured with actor Rickey Wilson Jr. in 2018)

Anonymous Maggie character announced in new trailer: 'Tonight marks the night of a new season'

The anonymous character of Maggie announced in the new trailer: “Tonight marks the night of a new season”

Best Summer Ever – featuring a cast and crew of people with and without disabilities – was also produced by Jamie Lee Curtis, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and Amy Brenneman.

Those not in New York for the festival honoring the creative expression of people with disabilities can stream Best Summer Ever on VOD starting April 27.

ReelAbilities’ lineup will also include Nicholas Bruckman’s documentary Not Going Quietly, Chandler Evans & Sachi Cunningham’s Crutch, Sergio Morkin’s Maricarmen, and Ignacio Márquez’s The Special.

Father-daughter cameo: Benjamin Bratt (right) and his 18-year-old daughter, Sophia (left), who suffers from a physical disability resulting from a brain injury at birth, appear together in the film

Father-daughter cameo: Benjamin Bratt (right) and his 18-year-old daughter, Sophia (left), who suffers from a physical disability resulting from a brain injury at birth, appear together in the film

Action!  Best Summer Ever - featuring a cast and crew of people with and without disabilities - was also produced by Jamie Lee Curtis, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and Amy Brenneman (pictured in 2017)

Action! Best Summer Ever – featuring a cast and crew of people with and without disabilities – was also produced by Jamie Lee Curtis, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and Amy Brenneman (pictured in 2017)

Summer 2017: Those not in New York for the festival honoring the creative expression of people with disabilities can stream Best Summer Ever on VOD starting April 27

Summer 2017: Those not in New York for the festival honoring the creative expression of people with disabilities can stream Best Summer Ever on VOD starting April 27

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