Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 170: Fri Jun 20

Palo Alto (Coppola, 2013): Hackney Picturehouse, 8.45pm


This film is screening as part of the East End Film Festival. Full details here.

Here is the East End Film Festival introduction:
Based on James Franco’s book of the same name, Gia Coppola’s directorial debut charts the lives of a group of teenagers growing up in Franco’s home suburb in California. Centring on April (Emma Roberts), a teenager who embarks on an increasingly complex affair with her high school soccer coach (Franco), Teddy, the artistically minded classmate who casts longing glances at her from afar, and his best friend Fred, whose increasingly outlandish behaviour threatens to result in terrible consequences, Palo Alto, is a brilliantly drawn vision of confused youth. Attuned to the insecurities of teenage life, it’s loaded with powerful performances, and seems destined to become one of the iconic American high school films.

Here is the trailer.

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