John Hughes Biopic Gets a Distributor

Don’t You Forget About Me is a documentary that, until a few days ago, had no distributor and no shot of being seen on the big screen. Until John Hughes died last Thursday. Toronto film festival creator Matt Austin-Sadowski was sent an email by CNN saying that they wanted an interview on Friday morning. By noon, the Alliance Films of Montreal studio bought the world-rights to the doc, with a possible showing in the United States. So you may be asking yourself - what does this have to do with John Hughes? The movie is about Austin-Sadowski and producers Kari Hollend, Mike Facciolo and Lenny Panzer go on a road-trip in their van to suburban Illinois in an attempt to find Hughes. Along the way, it looks at the story behind the man who helmed Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles and many, many more ‘80s teen movies. The documentary includes interviews with Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Mia Sara, Kelly LeBrock and Andrew McCarthy, all of whom have worked with Hughes at one point in time. Austin-Sadowski also said that he hopes that this movie will get people more interested in John Hughes’ films.

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