Thursday, April 17, 2014
Movies
Documentary
American Teen
 
"American Teen" follows the lives of five teenagers--a jock, a popular girl, a heartthrob, an artsy girl and a geek--in one small town in Indiana through their senior year of high school. We see the insecurities, the cliques, the jealousies, the first loves and heartbreaks, and the struggle to make profound decisions about the future. Filming daily for 10 months, filmmaker Nanette Burstein developed a deep understanding of her subjects. The result is a film that goes beyond the enduring stereotypes of high school to render complex young people trying to find their way into adulthood. With extraordinary intimacy and a great deal of humor, "American Teen" captures the pressures of growing up--pressures that come from one's peers, one's parents, and not least, oneself. Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual material, some drinking and brief smoking-all involving teens.
Cast: Jake Tusing, Colin Clemens, Mitch Reinholt, Megan Krizmanich, Hannah Bailey
Produced by: Nanette Burstein
Directed by: Nanette Burstein
Written by: Nanette Burstein
Running time: 1hr 41min
Opens: Jul 25, 2008 NY/LA
Theaters for 06/07/12