Summer Solstice

Noah Schamus, USA 2023, 81’
Polish premiere
Somewhere Quiet The Starling Girl

A relationship ”dramedy of errors.” When Leo, a trans man and aspiring actor living alone in Brooklyn, gets an unexpected visit from his best friend, their ensuing trip together forces both to redefine their relationship and confront changes that have taken place in their lives.

2023 Woodstock Film Festival: A Conversation with Filmmaker Noah Schamus (

Paulina Kwiatkowska

Noah Schamus

Noah Schamus is a transgender and non-binary person writing scripts, directing, and producing feature and documentary films shown at festivals in the USA and Europe. Noah teaches film and media at Carleton College in Northfiled, Minnesota and actively advocates for the queer community. Noah's recent films include the feature debut Summer Solstice and the experimental documentary The Script, which is part of the Queer Futures series.


2018 After Prom (short)

2019 Across, Beyond, and Over (short)

2019 Here with You (short)

2019 Chemistry of Mood (short)

2020 Kind of (short)

2023 The Script (short)

2023 Summer Solstice 

Cast & Crew

director Noah Schamus
screenplay Noah Schamus
cinematography Jack Davis
editing Chris McKee, Emily Packer
music Margaux
cast Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Marianne Rendón, Mila Myles, Yaron Lotan, Monica Sanborn
producer Harper Makowsky, Jesse Miller, Arno Mokros, Noah Schamus, Jess Zeidman
production Summer Friends Productions
sales Arno Mokros
language English
coloration colour
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