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Free Austin screening of the awesome AMERICAN TEEN at the Alamo with all the teens in attendence!

Published at: July 7, 2008, 10:20 p.m. CST



Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I fell in love with AMERICAN TEEN at Sundance this year. Just like last year's fantastic documentary THE KING OF KONG, I've been singing this film's praises to everybody who will listen. It's one of those rare documentaries that is so involving that you forget you're watching a documentary. The film follows a few key characters from completely different cliques through their entire senior year of high school. The heartbreaks, the misery and the happy, shining moments of high school life are all witnessed, but more importantly we follow young people who are genuinely interesting. All five of the main players will be in attendance at the AICN/Alamo/SXSW/Austin Voices co-sponsored screening next week, July 10th. We have Hannah Bailey, Colin Clemens, Megan Krizmanich, Jake Tusing and Mitch Reinholt there for a Q&A, but even better... the following day there will be an exclusive brunch with the kids at a local high school with a "nouveau school cafeteria" menu prepared by Alamo Executive Chef John Bullington. You can just RSVP for the event through americanteen@originalalamo.com, but if you want to have brunch with the cast the next day you'll need to send in your own tale from your teen years... be it a horror story, unique relationship or a glowing memory you have. You can send that in to the same email address as above and a team of Alamo and AICN people will pick the winners, so make it good. You'll want to spend time with these guys after seeing the documentary. I'm excited for this to get a real release and for people to start seeing it. I'm head over heels in love with the film (and am harboring a serious crush on Ms. Bailey) and I can't wait to see you guys at this event! Click here for more details on the Alamo Drafthouse's website!



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  • July 3, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    1st

    by robotdevil

  • July 3, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Oh, and this doesn't look bad.

    by robotdevil

    I'll probably give it a try.

  • July 3, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Or just remember your own high school days, whichever

    by Heckles

    'Real' teen angst on the big screen, color me there. Never.

  • July 3, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    I saw this at Miami.

    by Kevin Bosch

    It was alright. The real interesting thing would be to see how these five kids now interact with each other as they're traveling to promote the movie, like at this Austin event.

  • July 3, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    This was cool when it was the Breakfast Club.

    by Cotton McKnight

    A hearthrob, a princess, a jock, a rebel, and a geek? Come on.

  • July 3, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Oh and the girl laying down has nice boobies.

    by Cotton McKnight

    Unless she isn't 18 yet, in which case no comment.

  • July 3, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    american teen is NOT awesome

    by bright boy

    i saw this movie at the LA film festival and it is one of those movies where you are praying that every character will die within the first ten minutes, but they dont die and live on for another 90 minutes. then you also have to walk around afterward with the knowledge that these are real people and that makes you want to murder everyone you come into contact with for the next week or so. example of how much ass this movie sucks: the filmmakers try to show us how "strange" the "strange girl" is by staging this scene where she and her homo best friend are dancing in the school hallway in yellow sunglasses. wow, how outrageous. they never actually say the best friend is a homo, but you know for sure because a.) he's doesn't bang her and everyone else does and b.) when he starts crying when she's leaving town at the end, hugs her and whispers in his gay dude voice "youre my best friend". if 90 minutes of that sort of bull shit sound good to you, then by all means... take the dildo out of your ass and go see this movie!

  • July 3, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    oh they are really in high school?

    by Cotton McKnight

    Wassa meesa thinking? dare are NO boobies in high school.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    will the one who showed her boobs be there?

    by bacci40

    and will she flash the audience so that all you fuckers go straight to jail?? and its a good movie

  • July 3, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    pigphart

    by Bricktops hammer

    should cut his hands off and paste them on his face

  • July 3, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST

    got tickets to see this in Baltimore two weeks from now..

    by Jonah Echo

    Looking forward to it. That scene with the kid, the greasy face, the girl and the tabletop is all kinds of uncomfortable and it sold me on this.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST

    its a good movie

    by postalpez

    seen it 2 times now, once for the paper and once because my gf wanted to go. it is worth seeing.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    also the rocker is worth 2 hours

    by postalpez

  • July 4, 2008, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Yawn

    by The McPoyle Clan

    This kind of stuff is only slightly above the scripted "reality" that passes for entertainment nowadays. Who gives a shit? Everyone has already lived through it, and it's probably fair to say that many aren't nostalgic about that time in their lives. Why drag it up again? If remakes and "reality" were outlawed, what would the industry do, release 10 things a year?

  • July 4, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST

    that one-sheet

    by BALTIMOREJACK

    brings back memories. movie looks interesting enough, but damn if that poster isn't right on the money!

  • July 4, 2008, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Americans never get over high school...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    The mindset of most of us Americans is: We either never get over high school. Or we still think we're living in high school.<p><p>Seriously, I think the whole concept of "high school" should be done away with in the American public school system.

  • July 4, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST

    I'

    by Drunken Rage

  • July 4, 2008, 6:29 a.m. CST

    I'd rather eat my own shit than watch this movie

    by Drunken Rage

    Goddam, high school kids suck. Sorry about the double post.

  • July 4, 2008, 7:36 a.m. CST

    RE: Interested in you !

    by sugarbess

    They look gorgeous. Always been waiting for its movie. Finnally there it is. But don't know when it will hit the big screen. Can't wait for it. Sarah, she looks so famaliar, seems saw her before on a celebrity and millioniare dating site called 【 wealthybeauty.com】.

  • July 4, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    by nobletoast13

    so which one is having their super sweet 16? And will Steve Irwin be there? TOO SOON MATT AND TREY!

  • July 4, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    MTV

    by nobletoast13

    so which one is having their super sweet 16? And will Steve Irwin be there? TOO SOON MATT AND TREY!

  • July 4, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    the Blonde haired dude in the pic

    by Bricktops hammer

    doesn't look like the kid in the trailer...

  • July 4, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    OMG OMG OMG

    by redkamel

    "OMG so now will we have reality MOVIES in addition to reality tv?!?!? this is great!! I cant wait for "The Hills: The Movie!!!" I actually thought this was going to be something like "American Pie" or "Teen Movie" because of the title and the poster that looked like the breakfast club...right down to the clothes.

  • July 4, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    this isnt a doc fucktard

    by bright boy

    every shot is staged just like in reality show. example: this email of some high school chicks A-cup boobies goes out to the town and they manage to capture half the town' rwaction to recieving the email... did they have 50 fucking cameras following everyone in that school around 24 hours a day? this isn't a doc... it's a piece of shit. it's the cinematic equivalent of getting it on with these two good looking girls and then reaching under their skirts to find out they have cocks. gay.

  • July 4, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I hate this shit

    by andrew coleman

    If you see this you have revoked your life card and shall be beaten to death by Ewoks. This is a fact. I do hate these "reality" shows and movies even though they some how pull a Truman show and film people across a city or country even at the same time. It's all bullshit people who pay to see this should be placed in a special type of prison. No I don't mean GITMO I mean like a prison under water with lots of holes poked in it.

  • July 4, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    reality movies

    by redkamel

    just like there is a difference between reality TV and documentaries, there is a difference between reality movies and documnetaries. This is technically a documentary I guess...but usually people document, you know, social causes, nature etc...something UNcommon

  • July 4, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST

    redkamel, youre a douche

    by bright boy

  • July 4, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST

    chocolatereign is a cum dumpster

    by bright boy

    and your mom gargles with splooge mouth wash cause she's such a cock sucking whore of a slut

  • July 6, 2008, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Complete Bullshit!

    by depalma25

    I refuse to watch a feature length reality show. This is not reality. When a camera is in the room, people are not real. This is doubly true, for fucking teenagers, who are not even real fucking people yet

  • July 6, 2008, 3:51 a.m. CST

    chocolatereign guzzling cum from a beer bong

    by bright boy

    he sent me a private message with this link and his phone number. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCqoA7_jizA weird guy...

  • July 6, 2008, 3:51 a.m. CST

    ChocolateReign...

    by depalma25

    If you honestly believe that reality televison, or in this case, a reality movie is the same as a documentary than you are just plain retarted. I have friends in the industry who have spent their entire career making documentaries. The difference is mind-blowing. Yeah, I imagine some great docs about the Hollocaust is the same as the Bachelorette? You fuckin' douche. Surrender your talkback card now

  • July 6, 2008, 3:54 a.m. CST

    delete that space before the = to see this tube top in action

    by bright boy

  • July 6, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    AICN Talkbacks:Home for Misplaced Rage since 1996

    by slappy jones

    The level of insecure rage being displayed here is astonishing.

  • July 7, 2008, 1:31 a.m. CST

    thanks a lot captain obvious

    by bright boy

    slappy jones is a mcdouche with cheese and extra mayo

  • July 7, 2008, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Paramount Vantage is code for...

    by bright boy

    stupid fucking MTV/Viacom commercial bullshit disguised as an indie."nouveau school cafeteria"? i hope theyre paying you in blow jobs, quint. until i get my money back for this movie, it is my mission in life to annihilate it across the internet.

  • July 7, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Spike Lee wants to know

    by frakthetoasters

    Spike Lee wants to know where are the African American students? Is Warsaw, Indiana 99.99% Caucasian?

  • July 7, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    MTV say...

    by bright boy

    ... black people is a scary to people with money. we no wanty to scare away people with money from ours a movie

  • July 7, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    unless theys a singin and a dancin...

    by bright boy

    then theys a not so a scary