American Teen

2008, Movie, PG-13, 100 mins

American Teen
Life in a typical American high school isn't the most original idea for a documentary: Back in 1968, Frederick Wiseman took his cameras inside a Philadelphia secondary school in HIGH SCHOOL; in 2001, Kirby Dick passed 10 video cameras around California's John Marshal High for CHAIN CAMERA and the Fox network produced the acclaimed Yearbook (1991) and American High (2001), which followed a group of high-school students through those treacherous teenage years. What makes Nanette Burstein's 95-minute documentary different is her level of involvement, and her obvious presence pushes the film away from Weisman's form of verite toward more slickly produced re...
Released: 2008 Rated: PG-13 Length: 100 mins

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