The small-budget teen comedy about race, class and basketball in 1990s Takoma Park — featuring a slew of current residents — opens Friday in limited theatrical release. The project was picked for distribution by indie film guru Kevin Smith after screening at the Sundance Film Festival.
Aug. 22, 2013 Martha and Elliott Andalman, parents of “American Milkshake” filmmaker David Andalman, sit in "Henrietta's room," one of the many shoot locations inside their Takoma Park home, which was used in their son’s movie. The room, which was covered in cloud wallpaper to fit the film’s 1990s theme, is one of the last traces of the production left in their home. “American Milkshake” will open Friday in limited theatrical release and be available on video-on-demand systems at the same time. Amanda Voisard/For The Washington Post Buy Photo