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"American Movie" is a 1999 documentary directed by Chris Smith. The film chronicles the real 1996-1997 making of Coven, an independent horror film directed by an independent filmmaker named Mark Borchardt. Produced for the purpose of raising capital for another film that Borchardt intends to make, the epic Northwestern, Coven suffers from numerous setbacks, including poor financing, a lack of planning, Borchardt's burgeoning alcoholism, and the ineptitude of the friends and family Borchardt hires to staff the production team. The documentary follows Borchardt's filmmaking process from script to screen, and is interspersed with footage from both developing projects. American Movie was produced by Sarah Price, edited by Jun Diaz and Barry Poltermann and directed by Chris Smith. Filming for American Movie began in September 1995 and concluded in August 1997. The film was a critical success upon its debut and went on to win the Grand Jury prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, and has since gone on to become a cult film.
- also known as American Movie: The Making of Northwestern
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- producers: Chris Smith & Sarah Price
- written by Chris Smith
- cinematography by Chris Smith
- edited by Jun Diaz, Chris Smith, Barry Poltermann & Sarah Price
- music by Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Mike Schank, Cliff Burton, Lars Ulrich
- genre: Documentary film
- subjects: American Dream, Filmmaking, Mark Borchardt
- rating: R (USA)
- released in (16 years ago)
- some of the awards:
- official website: www.americanmovie.com
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Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence. (Bill Maher)
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