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Trailer Watch: The Myth of the American Sleepover

First-time writer/director David Robert Mitchell’s The Myth of the American Sleepover “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 — and discover the quiet moments that will later resonate as the best in their youth.”

The dusk-’til-dawn coming-of-age drama in the vein of American Graffiti and Dazed & Confused, although the trailer lacks either film’s humor — but it was an official selection of Cannes Critics Week and won the Special Jury Prize at SXSW, and the trailer is heart-achingly gorgeous, so… that all bodes well.

The Myth of the American Sleepover hits theaters — in limited release, of course — on July 22, 2011, and then On Demand on the 27th.


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