What a fabulous summer its been. Hot, steamy, sticky, the sun blaring down in a mocking 'take that' stream of unrelenting brightness.......Early morning Sunday here in the Midwest we start out at a mild 80 degrees at 9am - I wonder if the coffee companies would go on hiatus if it weren't for our delightful over use of Air Conditioners??
Comfortably ensconced in an air conditioned breezy basement with temperatures hovering around 70 I am able to enjoy my new "Zen" blend from Great Lakes Roasting Company (yes, they have a facebook page) .......Freshly ground and brewed by the boyfriend (who's previous fame as a horrid coffee maker is well known) he can now claim 'Baristo boy' as his newest endearment.
Ah...but what of movies you might ask? Well....The enjoyment of this new cup o joe has allowed the brain to focus on a viewing of an indie film that waited several years to come out in the USA.....
Filmmaker David Robert Mitchell delivers "Myth of the American Sleepover" to his hometown theater in Royal Oak Michigan this weekend to full theater audiences and enthusiastic VOD streamers (locally carried by both Comcast and U-Verse, check your local listings)
"The Myth of The American Sleepover" (2010) Written and Directed by Clawson, Michigan raised David Robert Mitchell and staring Redford Township's own Claire Sloma.
Capturing those waves in adolescence that define us as individuals and yet carry a universal theme of growth is presented here with awkward depictions of sleepovers as the last refuge of being a kid with the need to have adult moments of decision making. Mitchell offers a peek into one night in an American suburb of teens on the edge of the next phase of their lives. Entry into High School, a last summer of feeling like anything is possible, a last few seconds before the world gets bigger and beyond comprehension.
All of the teens realistically carry on a last night romp, but certainly Ms. Sloma has an 'it' factor that helped her earn two film festival acting awards. Annette DeNoyer also stands out as the meekly devoted BFF.
A culture defining film that well states the 'myth' with an honest portrayal of American teenagers. This film will help you remember what it was like.
Don't miss this.