There doesn’t seem to be too much sleeping going on in the just-released trailer for The Myth of the American Sleepover — these kids stay up all night! The independent film, written and directed by newcomer David Robert Mitchell, was a critical darling at 2010’s SXSW festival, winning a Special Jury Award, and now it’s finally getting released on July 22 in New York. (The film will be available OnDemand nationwide on July 27.)
The coming-of-age drama follows a quartet of suburban teens as they search for love during the last week of their summer, and hormones appear to be running high. Sleepover feels like John Hughes script directed by Gus Van Sant, which is a very intriguing combination. EW’s Dave Karger saw the film last year, and noted that it “boasts strong performances by several of its young actors.” Check out the trailer below:
Oh, and did you notice that little Breznican shout-out? Nice.