In the quintessentially American suburb of Pleasanton, California, where football is king and trash-talking criticism is wasted, lies a legend. No, not resident NFL legend John Madden, Pleasanton is home to the Pederson family who have had four generations of star players play on one of California’s best high school football teams, The Eagles.
What sets director Andrew Jenks’ ALL AMERICAN FAMILY apart is that silence is golden – literally – an element in which the Pederson family, 30 of their relatives, their classmates and wider community share. Their world is silent but no less boisterous or purposeful as Zane and Jax, the final two Pederson’s at the California School for the Deaf, prepare to lead their team to another title.
It’s an inspiring journey of a family just like any other with similar expectations, familial and social camaraderie and a love for sport.
- The Hollywood News