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American Teen

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual material, some drinking and brief smoking--all involving teens.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/25/2008 , 100min.
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Plot & Details

In this biting cinéma vérité, director Nanette Burstein follows a group of five Indiana high-school seniors as they navigate the social mazes of adolescence, prepare for graduation, and generally deal with the often surprising and strange situations that arise simply from being 17. Incorporating intimate footage, interviews, and animation, Burstein reveals all the gritty details about life as a teenager in Midwestern America, from drugs, alcohol, and depression to cliques, first love, and heartbreak.

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Documentary Nominated

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 National Board of Review Best Documentary Nominated

Newport Beach International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Newport Beach International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

San Francisco International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 San Francisco International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Seattle International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Seattle International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Silverdocs Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Silverdocs Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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