David Henry Gerson’s ‘American Standard’ tells the story of a troubled American soldier who returns home from military service in Afghanistan to his girlfriend, an undocumented immigrant. Struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, he becomes tormented by the idea that she might be using him as a means to gain citizenship.
The film stars and is based in part on the experience of Sgt. Marco Reininger, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan – and features his personal footage of that war. It is the first film photographed by the Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer, Edward Keating.