Palo Alto
USA | 100 MINUTES

PALO ALTO

Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin —a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) 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 (Zoe Levin), 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.


CAST & CREDITS

Gia Coppola was born in Los Angeles. She has directed fashion videos for Elle China and Vogue Japan, as well as the short film Writer's Block (2012). Palo Alto is her feature debut.
Director
Gia Coppola
Screenwriter
Gia Coppola
Producers
Sebastian Pardo, Adriana Rotaru, Miles Levy, Vince Jolivette
Editor
Leo Scott
Cinematographer
Autumn Cheyenne Durald
Cast
Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin, Claudia Levy, Chris Messina, Val Kilmer
Original Music
Devonté Hynes, Robert Schwartzman