Summer Times: The Myth of the American Sleepover

Date:
07.07.2011
Format:
Screenings
Place:
STRELKA
Language:
russian

USA, 2010
Director David Robert Mitchell
97 min
Language: english / russian subtitles

Set against the backdrop of mile-long roads, neighborhood blocks, abandoned factories and lakes which make up Metro-Detroit, this story follows four young people as they search for love and adventure on the last night of summer.

Maggie, Rob, Claudia and Scott cross paths as they explore the suburban wonderland chasing first kisses, elusive crushes, popularity and parties. They are looking for the iconic teenage experience, but instead they discover the quiet moments that will later become the part of their youth that they look back on with nostalgia.

Festivals
SXSW Film Festival (winner, Jury Prize)
Cannes Film Festival – Critic’s Week
Munich International Film Festival
New Zealand Film Festival
Sarajevo Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Montreal World Film Festival
Deauville American Film Festival (winner, Prix du Jury)
Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax
Calgary International Film Festival
Norrkoping Film Festival
Morelia International Film Festival
American Film Festival of Poland
Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Seoul International Family Film Festival
AFI Fest
Exground Film Festival
Torino Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival