2011 BRIGADE SUMMER PREVIEW

Posted: April 14, 2011 by TME (thats my e) in Movies, Previews
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MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER

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Film Title: Myth of the American Sleepover

Directed By: David Robert Mitchell

Written By: David Robert Mitchell

Cast: Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer, Claire Sloma, Brett Jacobsen, Nikita & Jade Ramsey

Studio: IFC

Release Date: July 22 in New York and July 29 in Los Angeles, national rollout to follow. 

Genre: Indie Teen Drama

 From first-time writer/director David Robert Mitchell comes THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER, a poignant and tender coming-of-age drama.   This story follows four young people 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. While looking for the iconic teenage experience, they discover the quiet moments that will later become a part of their youth they look back on with nostalgia.  Inspired by Mitchell’s experiences growing up in Michigan, THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER is a beautifully rendered portrait of summertime adolescence and the search for human connections.  The kids in Mitchell’s world may be lost, a little confused and full of angst, but ultimately the kids are alright in this life-affirming, truthful and fresh take on the teen genre. Starring a cast of young attractive newcomers in their feature film debut.

THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER had its European premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in the International Critics’ Week section, the first American film in five years to be selected for this honor.  

THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER had its U.S. premiere in March 2010 at the SXSW Film Festival and Conference, where it received a special jury prize for Best Ensemble Cast.

  

BELLFLOWER

 Film Title: Bellflower

Directed By: Evan Glodell

Written By: Evan Glodell

Cast: Evan Glodell, Jessie Wiseman, Tyler Dawson, Rebekah Brandes, Vincent Grashaw 

Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories 

Release Date: August 5 in New York and Los Angeles, national rollout to follow.

Genre: Thriller

Best friends Woodrow (Writer/Director Evan Glodell) and Aiden (Tyler Dawson) spend all of their free time building MAD MAX-inspired flamethrowers and cars in preparation for a global apocalypse.  But when Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate, betrayal, infidelity, and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.

BELLFLOWER premiered at the 2011 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, drawing particular accolades for its visceral imagery and daring storyline.  A much celebrated debut, Glodell wrote, stars in, and directed the film.  He also incorporated his engineering background and unique talents into the production – fashioning custom optics for the  camera, hand-crafting a fully-functional flame-thrower and transforming Medusa from the guts of a 1972 Buick Skylark to the fire-breathing road warrior featured in the film.

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