Matt Austin-Sadowski's documentary Don't You Forget About Me has become the benefactor of unfortunate timing. According to Variety, this look at the life and films of John Hughes has been picked up for distribution by Alliance Films of Montreal in the days following the director's untimely death.
Following Hughes passing, director Austin-Sadowski was asked to be interviewed by CNN. This lead to the film being snapped up by Alliance Films. The documentary follows Hughes' legacy through his work on such seminal teen hits as Sixteen Candles and Weird Science. The seventy-five minute retrospective follows Austin-Sadowski and his producers Kari Hollend, Mike Facciolo and Lenny Panzer as they road trip to Illinois in search of the reclusive Hughes.
About the project, Austin-Sadowski said, "(John Hughes) 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 at that time." Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Mia Sara, Kelly LeBrock and Andrew McCarthy are all featured in the film. Molly Ringwald refused to participate.
At this time, Don't You Forget About Me does not have a set release date.