A young Marine returns home for what might be the last time in “American Son”, a gritty and affecting drama coming to DVD on Aug. 25 from Miramax Films and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Exclusive bonus features, including interviews with the filmmakers, provide an unflinching look behind the scenes of this cinematic tour de force about a young man’s uncertain coming of age.
A nominee for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award, “American Son” features commanding performances by an impressive ensemble cast that includes Nick Cannon (Drumline, The Killing Room), Melonie Diaz (Be Kind Rewind, Feel the Noise), Matt O’Leary (Live Free or Die Hard), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) and April Grace (I Am Legend, “Lost”) with Jay Hernandez (Quarantine, Grindhouse) and Chi McBride (“Boston Public,” “Pushing Daisies”).
• Leave in Bakersfield: Behind the Scenes of “American Son”: A raw, behind-thescenes look at the 20-day production shoot of Amercian Son.
• Feature Audio Commentary – With director Neil Abramson and producers Danielle Renfrew and Michael Roiff
• Deleted Scenes – With optional audio commentary by director Neil Abramson and producers Danielle Renfrew and Michael Roiff