Last night, we went to the New York premiere of American Teen , the Nanette Burstein movie about several Indiana high school seniors that would be a horror film if it weren't a documentary. A couple times we had to pull our purse over our face, because we remembered how desperately we wanted to escape our crappy hometown when we were 17 where everyone thought we were total freakazoids cause we wore plastic lizards in our hair and smoked cloves , so we could move to New York and wear berets and become artistes. Luckily it was a happy ending for us here is a photo of us now. Even more luckily it was a happy ending for the star of the film, the ever-endearing, strong and punky artist chick Hannah, who was far too cool for her hometown Warsaw, Indiana and so smart and awesome we desperately wanted her to make her way out and thrive. And LO!
'American Teen' - Not a Pretty Picture
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Most of us realize, as we look back on our teen years, that to even survive high school is a major achievement in life. Thrown together during the transition years when everyone's developing minds are attempting to catch up with developed bodies, the American high school experience is excruciating for many. From cliques to proms, from acne to locker rooms, from tests to play-off games to college admissions letters, embarrassment and pressure is around virtually every corner.
Nanette Burstein's "American Teen" documentary has hit the big screen with a limited release in major American cities. The film purports to be a realistic view of American adolescence, as Burstein went to Warsaw, Indiana in order to follow five teenagers through their senior year in high school. Parents who see the film will wonder if the documentary is as realistic as Burstein claims - but they will worry that it is true. The big question now is whether the public will pay theater prices to see a film about what goes on at the local high school.