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Twilight in Forks: The Saga of the Real Town -- The definitive film documenting the town of Forks made famous by the Twilight books and movies.  Since the Twilight movies weren't filmed in the real Forks, this is your opportunity to see the town that Stephenie Meyer based her epic teen romance books on.  Are there truly vampires and werewolves there?  Hear from the real people living their lives in the town fans know and love, including the Chief of Police, the Forks Outfitters' employee who gets mistaken for Bella, and the vampire transplant who plays the real-life role of Alice.  Visit Forks High School, hear self-described Jacob's grandfather tell the legend of how the Quileutes descended from wolves, and see many more of the people and places that make Forks and La Push the perfect setting for the Twilight Saga.
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15 October 2009 (USA) See more »
A look at how the quiet Northwestern town of Forks, Washington became a tourist hotspot for fans of the "_Twilight_" books and films. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Ally Kiger ... Herself
Laura Byrne-Cristiano ... Herself
Lori Joffs ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Carroll ... Himself
Styna Lane ... Herself (as Styna Whatman)
Chandler Nash ... Herself
Kaleb Nation ... Himself
Tori Randall ... Herself

Directed by
Jason Brown 
Produced by
York Baur .... producer
Jason Brown .... producer
Peter Cowles .... producer
Cinematography by
Jason Brown  (as Finley Farnsworth)
Film Editing by
Jason Brown  (as J.J. Franklyn)
Brian Lee 

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84 min

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Was to be released on October 15th. Since Summit Entertainment acquired the rights to the documentary, it will now be released on March 21st, 2010 along with the The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) DVD.See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Good for the hardcore Twilight fan and for others, 13 April 2010
Author: AngieeeBabayy from United States

This is good for hardcore Twilight fans, but it's also good for those who are interested in Twilight and are more curious about what's real and what isn't in the Twilight saga.

I'm not going to say it's horrible, because it's not. It's better not to have expectations before watching because that can throw your whole attitude of it off. Yes, some people in the documentary are just a little too crazy when it comes to Twilight. But, there are some people on that documentary that are just so happy and at peace with where they live, and the beauty of the place itself along with all of that happiness almost makes you want to live there.

I do think it's kind of moronic for Summit to be making money off of all aspects of Twilight (by having a documentary where the movie takes place). However, it's kind of amazing to see a blur between reality and fantasy, what's in the movies verses what really happens in Forks is not so much different and it's kind of interesting to see.

If you have an hour to kill and you're curious about this or if you're just a die-hard fan- I'd say go for it. But if you're pessimistic on the whole saga or just have small but decent interest in Twilight, it's better not to see it. I personally somewhat liked it, it gave me a new insight on the saga and it wasn't too boring. I gave it a 5.

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