American Teen

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American Teen
American teen 08.jpg
Promotional poster which parodies the 1985 teen film The Breakfast Club
Directed byNanette Burstein
Produced byNanette Burstein
Chris Huddleston
Eli Gonda
Jordan Roberts
Written byNanette Burstein
StarringHannah Bailey
Colin Clemens
Megan Krizmanich
Jake Tusing
Mitch Reinholt
CinematographyLaela Kilbourn, Wolfgang Held, Vasco Nunes
Edited byNanette Burstein
Tom Haneke
Mary Manhardt
Distributed byParamount Vantage
A&E IndieFilms
Release date(s)July 25, 2008 (2008-07-25)
Running time95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$5 million
Box office$1,130,270
 
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American Teen
American teen 08.jpg
Promotional poster which parodies the 1985 teen film The Breakfast Club
Directed byNanette Burstein
Produced byNanette Burstein
Chris Huddleston
Eli Gonda
Jordan Roberts
Written byNanette Burstein
StarringHannah Bailey
Colin Clemens
Megan Krizmanich
Jake Tusing
Mitch Reinholt
CinematographyLaela Kilbourn, Wolfgang Held, Vasco Nunes
Edited byNanette Burstein
Tom Haneke
Mary Manhardt
Distributed byParamount Vantage
A&E IndieFilms
Release date(s)July 25, 2008 (2008-07-25)
Running time95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$5 million
Box office$1,130,270

American Teen is a 2008 documentary film directed by Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes, The Kid Stays in the Picture) and produced by 57th & Irving. It competed in the Documentary Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the Directing Award: Documentary.[1] Following the Sundance Film Festival, the movie was picked up by Paramount Vantage and was released to general cinema July 25, 2008.[2]

Much of the movie was filmed at Warsaw Community High School in Warsaw, Indiana. Director Nanette Burstein originally reviewed more than 100 different schools in the pre-production process, and ten schools replied, agreeing to participate. After she interviewed incoming seniors at all 10, she chose Warsaw.[3]

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Some film critics have accused the director, Nanette Burstein, of giving the documentary a sensationalized feel,[citation needed] and others have gone so far as to claim that the film feels scripted and the very presence of the cameras take the reality out of the situation.[citation needed]

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