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Sundance and ‘Teen’ @ BAM

Sundance and 'Teen' @ BAM

On Thursday night, the Sundance Institute launched its Sundance @ BAM screening series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, which wraps on June 8. It all started with a special screening of Nanette Burstein’s documentary American Teen, which was a massive crowd-pleaser at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The Paramount Vantage and A&E IndieFilms doc will have its theatrical release in July. Meanwhile, the party on Thursday took on an appropriate prom theme, and many New York industry and filmmakers came out to celebrate:

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(The scene of the party, upstairs at BAM.)

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(Molly Thompson of A&E IndieFilms, right, was in full celebration mode with Hamptons Film Festival director of programming David Nugent. Molly served as an executive producer on American Teen.)

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(Tribeca Film Institute CEO Brian Newman, left, and I were chatting when we ran into NewFest Executive Director Basil Tsiokos last night. Basil’s annual film festival will take New York by storm, June 5-15.)

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(David Nugent gets around. Here’s Nuge flanked by Sundance programmer Shari Frilot, left, and Submarine Entertainment’s Josh Braun, right. I didn’t notice until after this photo was taken that Sundance programming director John Cooper was flashing the “peace” sign behind the trio.)

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