The Myth of the American Sleepover

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About The Myth of the American Sleepover

An official selection of Cannes Critics Week and winner of the Special Jury Prize at SXSW, THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER is a youthful and tender coming-of-age drama from first-time writer/director David Robert Mitchell.

In the tradition of free-wheeling tributes to adolescence like DAZED & CONFUSED, the film follows four young people (a cast of brilliant young newcomers in their feature film debuts) on the last night of summer - their final night of freedom before the new school year starts. The teenagers cross paths as they explore the suburban wonderland they inhabit in search of love and adventure - chasing first kisses, elusive crushes, popularity and parties - and discover the quiet moments that will later resonate as the best in their youth.

Acclaim

"CRITICS PICK! critics pick! A lovely debut feature. What Mr. Mitchell gets splendidly right in this quiet, observant film, is the unsteady mixture of sophistication and naïveté that is central to the modern American teenage way of being in the world."
A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"The American debut film of the year, and an experience you must work into your summer calendar. A one-of-a-kind teen movie."
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
"Heartbreaking, funny and lovingly told."
Anthony Breznican, USA Today

Awards

WINNER - Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Cast
SXSW Film Festival 2010
WINNER - Prix du Jury
Deauville American Film Festival 2010
WINNER - American Indie Newcomer Prize
Munich International Film Festival 2010
WINNER - Best Narrative Feature Award
New Orleans Film Festival 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Critics Week
Cannes Film Festival 2010
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The Myth of the American Sleepover
US | 2011 | U | 93 min
Jul 22, 2011

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