John Hughes Documentary Picked Up

August 11, 2009 by  
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Until last Thursday, a modest documentary made by Toronto film-maker Matt Austin-Sadowski was attracting little attention.

The documentary, named Don’t You Forget About Me (made entirely without public funding), is about a road trip in search of the reclusive John Hughes, and was snapped up by noon the day after Hughes’ death by Alliance Films of Montreal with a US deal in the offing.

The 75-minute doc also looks at the life and work of the filmmaker behind now-classic teen movies Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Breakfast Club.

Austin-Sadowski interviewed a large cross-section of the Hughes alumni for the feature, including Mia Sara, Ally Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy and Kelly LeBrock.

“He inspired me as a person, going through an awkward adolescence, as many people do,” Austin-Sadowski said of his hero. “He took affairs of the heart very seriously, and no other director gave teenagers that sort of treatment.”

No news yet as to whether we will get to see it, but as ever, watch this space.

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