American Movie (1999)

On the northwest side of Milwaukee, Mark Borchardt dreams the American dream: for him, it's making movies. Using relatives, local theater talent, slacker friends, his Mastercard, and $3,000 from his Uncle Bill, Mark strives over three years to finish "Covan," a short horror film. His own personal demons (alcohol, gambling, a dysfunctional family) plague him, but he desperately wants to overcome self-doubt and avoid failure. In moments of reflection, Mark sees his story as quintessentially American, and its the nature and nuance of his dream that this film explores.
Genres:  DocumentaryComedy
Actors:  Mark BorchardtMike Schank
Directors:  Chris Smith
Countries:  USA
Runtime: 1h 47min
Release: 2000-04-13
IMDb: 7.9

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