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Metro Art Presents SUMMERTIME

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


FRIDAY 6/24, 6:30-10:30pm


Join Metro Art Presents for a live activation of the magical-realist, LA-loving and transit-centric film SUMMERTIME with a film screening, poetry performance, music and more inside Union Station’s historic Ticketing Hall.

The event is now at capacity.
Drop by the pre-event festivities from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to check out the Metro Art Bus Poetry Pop-Up. 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.



6:30-7:30pm >> Metro Art Bus Poetry Pop-Up – Front of Union Station >> DROP IN PROGRAM

Come early to catch a sneak peek of the Metro Art Bus, on the streets this summer! Plus, enjoy a pre screening pop-up with the Get Lit Players and a DJ set by Sur Jazz.

7:30pm >> SUMMERTIME  • Film + Live Poetry + Music – Union Station Ticketing Hall (Ticket Concourse) >> RSVP REQUIRED

The SUMMERTIME program will kick off indoors with verses performed live by the film’s featured poets Marquesha Babers, Mila Cuda, Paolina Acuña-Gonzalez and Anna Osuna and a music set by Austin Antoine, who stars as Rah in the film. The film runs 1 hour and 35 minutes,  following the opening performances by the poets and Austin Antoine.



Conceived by filmmaker/director Carlos López Estrada in collaboration with young poets from Get Lit: Words Ignite, SUMMERTIME takes place over the course of an imagined hot summer day as the lives of 27 young Angelenos intersect to weave in and out of each other’s stories. The director’s ground-breaking vision began at a poetry showcase where performers from across the City of Angels recited fearlessly personal texts about themselves, their communities, and their relationship to their city. The project was then developed around their individual poems and interwoven into a larger, unified, and gloriously moving narrative experiment — part contemporary musical and part sociological art. SUMMERTIME explores themes of identity, community, and intersectionality through the unique perspectives of this diverse ensemble and debuted at Sundance 2020 before its theatrical release in summer 2021.

About Get Lit – Words Ignite

Get Lit – Words Ignite fuses classic and spoken word poetry to increase teen literacy on the page and in visual media, and cultivates enthusiastic learners emboldened to inspire social consciousness in diverse communities. Get Lit’s poetry and film curriculum engages young people by providing a creative outlet, community, and real-life work experience, transforming students into activists, scholars, and stars. To find out more, please visit getlit.org or follow @getlitpoet on all platforms.


The event takes place outdoors as well as indoors. The screening venue is indoors and on one floor located adjacent to the main entrance of historic Union Station, and is also wheelchair accessible. During the performance and screening who require mobility accommodations, preferential seating will be available indoors for guests during the performance and screening who require mobility accommodations.  All Metro buses accommodate a variety of mobility devices and aids, including the Metro Art Bus. Click here for details.


Go Metro to the event! Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Take the B Line (Red), D Line (Purple), J Line (Silver) or L Line (Gold) directly to Union Station. Plan your trip on Transit app for routes and connections or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876). Car and bicycle parking are also available on site.



June 24
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Metro Art


Union Station Ticketing Concourse
800 N. Alameda
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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