A24 Seeks Summer Box Office with Release Dates for ‘The Farewell’ and ‘Last Black Man’

The summer box office typically plays home to some of the year’s biggest blockbusters, but boutique distributor A24 is banking on a trio of festival favorites to turn the popcorn season into something decidedly more offbeat and special.

The company will release three of its Sundance hits during the upcoming summer season, including Lulu Wang’s breakout second film “The Farewell” and Joe Talbot’s special jury award winner “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” Last week, the company announced the May 17 release date for Joanna Hogg’s Sundance darling “The Souvenir,” which boasts the debut performance of breakout Honor Swinton Byrne.

Talbot’s film, which stars the very actor who inspired it, will hit theaters on June 14, while Wang’s beloved family dramedy (with a wonderful performance from Awkwafina) will arrive a month later, on July 12. The films will face off against some hefty studio competition, with
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