How In The Heights’ “96,000” Pool Scene Pushed Through Literal Freezing Rain

Shannon Carlin

June 19, 2021

Summer is just different in Washington Heights. That was clear to In The Heights cinematographer Alice Brooks after her first visit to the neighborhood, which inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical of the same name. Being there, filming the big-hearted summer blockbuster "felt like being a kid at summer camp having the most marvelous time," she told Refinery29 over Zoom the day after In The Heights debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Summer is just different in Washington Heights. That was clear to In The Heights cinematographer Alice Brooks after her first visit to the neighborhood, which inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical of the same name. Being there, filming the big-hearted summer blockbuster "felt like being a kid at summer camp having the most marvelous time," she told Refinery29 over Zoom the day after In The Heights debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival.