John Hughes Documentary Picked Up

Small film gets big distribution

John Hughes Documentary Picked Up

by Owen Williams |
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Matt Austin-Sadowski's Don't You Forget About Me, a modest documentary about a road-trip in search of the reclusive John Hughes was, until last week, attracting scant attention.

But the sad news of Hughes' death prompted a sudden flurry of interest in the independently produced Canadian film, and a large US distribution deal is in the offing, according to Variety.

The interviewed Hughes alumni include Judd Nelson, Mia Sara, Ally Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy and Kelly LeBrock. Austin-Sadowski's angle is that "he inspired me as a person, going through an awkward adolescence, as many people do. He took affairs of the heart very seriously, and no other director gave teenagers that sort of treatment."

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