Palo Alto


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Palo Alto

  • 2014
  • Directed By: Gia Coppola
  • Rated R
  • Drama
  • 100 Minutes
  1. Thursday, May 29, 2014 7:00 p.m.
  2. Friday, May 30, 2014 7:00 p.m.
  3. Saturday, May 31, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Palo Alto
Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B (James Franco) and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy (Jack Kilmer). Emily (Zoe Levin), meanwhile, offers sexual favors to every boy to cross her path — including both Teddy and his best friend Fred (Nat Wolff), a live wire without filters or boundaries. As one high school party bleeds into the next — and April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection — Fred's escalating recklessness starts to spiral into chaos.

An unflinching portrait of adolescent lust, boredom, and self-destruction, Palo Alto is a teen movie for the ages — an astonishing debut feature from writer-director Gia Coppola, based on the book Palo Alto: Stories by James Franco and featuring new music from Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange). (2K DCP presentation)

"A knockout. Gia Coppola's direction is amazingly free and relaxed, with a loose, lyrical visual style, and a firm sense of what's at stake for her characters that finally becomes genuinely suspenseful." – Gavin Smith, Film Comment

Palo Alto