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American Movie

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Genre: Comedies
Director: Chris Smith - Filmmaker
Theatrical Release: 1999
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 104 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: DVD
Language: English

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Smith's film is a poignant commentary on what it takes to make an independent film. It also happens to be a genuinely hysterical, crowd-pleasing romp. Trying to get his masterpiece, NORTHWESTERN, off the ground, but failing miserably due to lack of funding and support, struggling Midwestern filmmaker Mark Borchardt instead turns his attention to COVEN, an abandoned 37-minute horror film that he began filming in 1990. His hopes are to sell enough copies of the video to enable him to clear his current debts and begin moving forward with his real baby, NORTHWESTERN. The painstaking effort to get COVEN in the can and onto the screen for the film's world premiere provides the greatest laughs in this undeniably entertaining documentary.

Synopsis

Smith's film is a poignant commentary on what it takes to make an independent film. It also happens to be a genuinely hysterical, crowd-pleasing romp. Trying to get his masterpiece, NORTHWESTERN, off the ground, but failing miserably due to lack of funding and support, struggling Midwestern filmmaker Mark Borchardt instead turns his attention to COVEN, an abandoned 37-minute horror film that he began filming in 1990. His hopes are to sell enough copies of the video to enable him to clear his current debts and begin moving forward with his real baby, NORTHWESTERN. The painstaking effort to get COVEN in the can and onto the screen for the film's world premiere provides the greatest laughs in this undeniably entertaining documentary.

Details
Language Usage   Original
Release Language   English
Color   Color
Area   
HiFi Sound   N
Surround Sound   N
Digital Sound   N
Stereo Sound   N
CXEncoding   N
AC3Sound   Y
THXSound   N
DTSStereo   N
Unedited Version   N
Collector's Edition   N
Director's Cut   N
Closed Captioned   Y
Letterboxed   N
Extra Info   Closed Caption
Rating Reason   Language
Parental Advisory   
cast & Crew
Chris Smith - Filmmaker
Sarah Price - Producer
Jim McKay - Independent Film Director
Michael Stipe - Musician, R.E.M.
Mark Borchardt - Filmmaker, Star of "American Movie"
Mike Schank - Featured in "American Movie"
Chris Smith - Filmmaker
Sarah Price - Producer
Chris Smith - Filmmaker
Jun Diaz - Editor
Barry Poltermann - Director/Writer/Producer
Mike Schank - Featured in "American Movie"