Palo Alto
Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

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Based on several linked stories by James Franco, an astonishing debut feature that deftly captures the complicated ties, heightened emotions, and romantic highs and lows of adolescence. Shy, sensitive April is the class virgin – a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her coach Mr. B., a single-dad. Teddy is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B. and Teddy performs community service for a DUI – secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection – Fred seduces Emily, a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high-school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred's escalating recklessness spirals into chaos.
Rabbit Bandini Productions

tags: Family, Youth/ Coming of Age, Sexuality, Feature film

Cast: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Val Kilmer, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff

Credits

Screenplay: Gia Coppola, Original von/ by: James Franco

Director of Photography: Autumn Cheyenne Durald

Film Editor: Leo Scott

Composer: Devonté Hynes, Robert Coppola Schwartzman

Production Designer: Sara Jamieson

Costume Design: Courtney Hoffman

Sound: Richard Beggs

Producer: Vince Jolivette

Co-Producer: Miles Ley, Sebastian Pardo, Adriana Rotaru

Production Company: Rabbit Bandini Productions

World Sales: Pathé Distribution

Distributor: Capelight Pictures Gerlach Selms GbR

Director: Gia Coppola