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SFA to screen 'American Teen'

April 27, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of "American Teen" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

The touching and hilarious film follows the lives of four teenagers-a jock, the popular girl, the artsy girl and the geek-through their senior year of high school in a small Indiana town, explained Christian Cutler, director of SFA galleries.

"We see the insecurities, cliques, jealousies, first loves and heartbreaks, and the struggle to make profound decisions about the future," Cutler continued.

Nanette Burstein's 95-minute film won the Directing Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Chicago Film Critics Association Award that same year.

The film, which is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Junior Forum, is rated PG-13. Admission is free.

For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.