American Teen is without a doubt the best film of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. In my opinion, it’s the first documentary with mainstream appeal. The movie was in an intense bidding war between Fox Searchlight and Paramount Vantage, with Vantage taking home the goods. American Teen follows four high school students through their senior year. If Fast Times at Ridgemont High were a documentary, it would look something like American Teen. Check out the Sundance Channel’s Meet The Filmmaker segment on the film, which features a couple clips. I hope Vantage will put together a kick ass trailer soon enough, so you guys can better see what everyone is talking about.
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