Soak up the final days of summer by joining us for evening cocktails + chat with Seedlip, followed by a private viewing of Summerland, courtesy of LEVELFilm

Summerland follows the story of fiercely independent folklore investigator Alice (Gemma Arterton) who secludes herself in her clifftop study, debunking myths using science to disprove the existence of magic. Consumed by her work, but also profoundly lonely, she is haunted by a love affair from her past.

When spirited young Frank (an evacuee from the London Blitz) is dumped into her irritable care, his innocence and curiosity awaken Alice’s deeply buried emotions. Bravely embracing life’s miraculous unpredictability, Alice learns that wounds may be healed, second chances do occur, and that just perhaps—magic really does exist. 

Set in and around the White Cliffs of Dover, this film is breathtakingly beautiful, and is the kind of period piece you’ll melt into. We also love that Summerland gives audiences a roster of strong female characters that are every bit as complicated as they should be. 

A passion, a friendship, an unforgettable summer—this is the cinematic escapism that we desperately want and need before the hectic fall season begins. 

Summerland Feature Film Stills by Michael Wharley

The first 100 to RSVP will automatically receive a confirmed spot at this special virtual event screening, and 10 very lucky followers will be selected at random to win a special delivery from Seedlip in advance of the event, plus a downloadable link of Summerland for future viewing (because this is a movie you’ll want to revisit time and time again).

To RSVP LIKE + COMMENT our posts on FB and IG or tweet, “Yes please, @Shedoesthecity! I’d love to attend the event screening for ‘Summerland’, and be entered for a chance to win a @seedlip_na gift pack! #giftedbySeedlip” 

To RSVP LIKE + COMMENT our posts on FB and IG or tweet, “Yes please, @Shedoesthecity! I’d love to attend the event screening for ‘Summerland’, and be entered for a chance to win a @seedlip_na gift pack! #giftedbySeedlip” 

The 10 lucky individuals who win the Seedlip ‘Summerland’ Non-Alc Gift Pack will receive the following:

  • Mini Bottle of Seedlip Garden 108
  • Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic
  • Copper jigger
  • Canvas tote

Seedlip is the original distilled non-alcoholic spirit. Garden 108 is a bright, verdant blend with captivating notes of English Peas, Hay & Hops and a complex base of Spearmint, Thyme & Rosemary. Mix yourself a refreshing non-alcoholic drink, relax & enjoy the show!

Shedoesthecity x Seedlip Special Event Screening for ‘Summerland’ will take place Wednesday, Sept 2nd, at 8pm EST. 

The first 100 to RSVP will receive notification that they have secured a spot, and will be sent a link to virtual event shortly thereafter. The lucky 10 to win the Seedlip ‘Summerland’ gift pack will be notified by Monday August 24. (If you don’t win, and want a perfect non-alcoholic pairing for this film, Seedlip is for sale at, Cocktail Emporium on Queen West, and select Loblaws locations.)

Watch the trailer and get excited…