Syd, an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur, caused a rift five years ago between the bohemian residents of his house and the family next door. Driven by fervor for a new creative project, Syd now tries to draft the boy next door as a videographer. Troubled 14 year-old Curtis is reluctant at first, but soon grows to relish working with Syd. Their unlikely new collaboration dissolves bad blood between residents of their houses, replacing old grudges and repressed secrets with fresh possibility. Past connections are revealed, and new ones sparked, as young Curtis’s seminal summer brings a season of change for everyone.