Palo Alto
State TheatreWed, Jul 30, 2014 6:00 PM
Sponsored by: American Spoon
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Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:100 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Emma Roberts
James Franco
Jack Kilmer
Nat Wolff
Zoe Levin
Claudia Levy
Chris Messina
Val Kilmer
Director:Gia Coppola
Produced by:Vince Jolivette
Miles Levy
Sebastian Pardo
Adriana Rotaru
Screenwriter:Gia Coppola
Cinematography:Autumn Durald
Editing By:Leo Scott
Music By:Devonté Hynes
Robert Schwartzman
Based on a book by pop provocateur James Franco, “Palo Alto” is that rare teen movie that vividly captures the beautiful rapture and intense indifference of youth in a manner that is both decidedly of its time and somehow also timeless. A dreamily evocative portrait of teenagers trapped in their suburban milieu, this film follows April (Emma Roberts), the prototypical girl next door—shy, sensitive, and yearning for Teddy (Jack Kilmer, whose father Val makes a cameo), the sweetly lost boy next door. But despite a shared affection, adolescent indecisiveness keeps them apart and April suddenly finds herself engaged in an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach (James Franco). A remarkable debut from director Gia Coppola—proving some things really do just run in the family—her decidedly mature direction marks the entrance of a bold and exciting new voice in American cinema.