Editor's note: this review was originally published on March 16, 2010 as a SXSW Film Festival review.
Writer: David Robert Mitchell
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Cast: Amanda Bauer, Brett Jacobsen, Claire Sloma, Nikita Ramsey, Jade Ramsey
David Robert Mitchell's feature debut, THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER, has one of those teen Americana slice-of-life plotlines that should guarantee it at least captures sentiment from those young and wishing to be young. An assorted group of high schoolers have one last summer night free of the trappings of school to live it up. But instead of scripting the action around one of those "epic parties" that gathers all sorts of people who would never interact under any other circumstances, mashes them together like so much of a high school frappe, and waits out the results, MYTH goes for something much more realistic. A sleepover. Well, three of them, to be precise. (more...)