One of the films I’ve only heard great things about coming out of SXSW and Cannes is David Robert Mitchell‘s indie romantic comedy The Myth of the American Sleepover. On first glance, it might look to be your generic festival coming-of-age story, but there seems to be something genuine about the whole thing. We have our first trailer and poster via Apple for the micro-budget film starring Jade Ramsey, Amy Seimetz, Nikita Ramsey, Amanda Bauer, Jean Louise O’Sullivan, and Claire Sloma, and you can see it below.


An official selection of Cannes Critics Week and winner of the Special Jury Prize at SXSW, THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER is a youthful and tender coming-of-age drama from first-time writer/director David Robert Mitchell. In the tradition of free-wheeling tributes to adolescence like DAZED & CONFUSED, the film follows four young people (a cast of brilliant young newcomers in their feature film debuts) on the last night of summer – their final night of freedom before the new school year starts. The teenagers cross paths as they explore the suburban wonderland they inhabit in search of love and adventure – chasing first kisses, elusive crushes, popularity and parties – and discover the quiet moments that will later resonate as the best in their youth.

The Myth of the American Sleepover hits theaters and VOD on July 22nd.

What do you think of the first trailer? Does it look better than your standard indie effort?

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