The Film That Lit My Fuse is a Deadline video sequence that goals to offer an antidote to headlines about business uncertainty by swinging the dialog again to the artistic ambitions, formative influences and inspirations of a few of at this time’s nice display artists.

Every installment asks the identical 5 questions. Today’s topic is James Ponsoldt, The Spectacular Now director whose newest movie, Summering, a mystical and sometimes tense coming-of-age fable that premiered at Sundance in January, was simply launched by Bleecker Street. In Summering, 4 childhood girlfriends share the weekend earlier than center faculty begins, with an journey that brings about harsh truths as they proceed on an uncommon journey at a second when their relationships bonds can be examined as they develop up.

Ponsoldt is a Georgia-born UCLA Film School-educated filmmaker whose pics embody the Jesse Eisenberg-Jason Segel starrer The End of the Tour

, the Tom Hanks-Emma Watson-John Boyega drama The Circle, and the Mary Elizabeth Winstead-Aaron Paul starrer Smashed. Given the dreaminess of his work and the preoccupation with younger folks evolving into maturity, it can come as no shock that fantastical fare like Penny Marshall’s Big helped spark Ponsoldt’s fuse.

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