Thomas Dekker hosted special screening of THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER

(L-R) Thomas Dekker, Claire Slome, Amanda Bauer, Director David Robert Mitchell

Director David Robert Mitchell

Lead stars from the movie: Claire Slome and Amanda Bauer

Los Angeles, CA - July 1, 2011) Actor Thomas Dekker (Sarah Chronicle, Kaboom) hosted the special screening of the "The Myth of the American Sleepover" on Thursday, June 30, 2011. "I saw this at Cannes Filmfest and I can't forget how I loved this movie," he quipped.

From the movie, actors Claire Slome (who mentioned she just moved to Los Angeles, a day before this screening), Amanda Bauer, with first time director David Robert Mitchell, together with some friends, attended.

Produced by Adele Romanski, and wrtitten and directed by David Robert Mitchell, the movie stars Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer, Claire Sloma, Brett Jacobsen, and Nikita & Jade Ramsey. The movie runs 93 minutes and is being distributed by Sundance Selects. The movie will be released on July 22, 2011 (NYC) and July 29, 2011 (Los Angeles) with national rollout to follow.


THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER had its U.S. premiere in March at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival and Conference, where it received a special jury prize for Best Ensemble Cast.

THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER, is a poignant and tender coming-of-age drama. This story follows four young people 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. While looking for the iconic teenage experience, they discover the quiet moments that will later become a part of their youth they look back onwith nostalgia. Inspired by Mitchell's experiences growing up in Michigan, THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER is a beautifully rendered portrait of summertime adolescence and the search for human connections. The kids in Mitchell's world may be lost, a little confused and full of angst, but ultimately the kids are alright in this life-affirming, truthful and fresh take on theteen genre. Starring a cast of young attractive newcomers in their feature film debut and produced by Adele Romanski (THE FREEBIE), THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER is having its international premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in the International Critics' Week section, the first American film in five years to be selected for this honor.