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Summary The story of Mark Borchardt, the ultimate independent filmmaker from Wisconsin, who attempts to raise money to finish "Coven," his short film, in order to have the funds to produce his next vision. Borchardt relies on his best friend and his mother to fill many roles in the process including acting and camera operating, and he even conv...

Directed By: Chris Smith

American Movie

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 29 Critic Reviews
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84
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 32 User Ratings
8.2
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Summary The story of Mark Borchardt, the ultimate independent filmmaker from Wisconsin, who attempts to raise money to finish "Coven," his short film, in order to have the funds to produce his next vision. Borchardt relies on his best friend and his mother to fill many roles in the process including acting and camera operating, and he even conv...

Directed By: Chris Smith

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 29 Critic Reviews
84
97% Positive
28 Reviews
3% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 29 Critic Reviews
84
97% Positive
28 Reviews
3% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 32 User Ratings
8.2
88% Positive
28 Ratings
9% Mixed
3 Ratings
3% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 32 User Ratings
8.2
88% Positive
28 Ratings
9% Mixed
3 Ratings
3% Negative
1 Rating

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Production Company Bluemark Productions, C-Hundred Film Corporation, Civilian Pictures
Release Date Nov 5, 1999
Duration 1 h 47 m
Rating R
Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US
• 4 Wins & 4 Nominations
Sundance Film Festival
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Denver International Film Festival
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination