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American Movie (1999)
Rating:
Starring: Mark Borchardt, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt, Alex Borchardt, Chris Borchardt
Director: Chris Smith
Category: Comedy, Special Interest, Independent, Documentary
Studio: Columbia / TriStar
Subtitles:
English, Spanish
Length:
104 mins

 
 

 

"Terrific!Funny!Inspiring!Two Very Big Thumbs Up."-Roger Ebert & THE MOVIES

The hit of the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, American Movie is the hilarious and intense story of one man's obsession to make movies.Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is a long way from Hollywood, but Mark Borchardt has a dream.Armed with a driving ambition and nothing to lose, the fast talking Borchardt enlists friends, local thespians and unwilling family members to help him finish his no-budget horror film, Coven.The camera doesn't flinch as it captures every emotional crisis and financial pitfall in his two-year odyssey.What emerges is a bizarre, yet surprisingly heartfelt, documentary portrait of a true American character.Welcome to the real Real World.