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This Weekend's Indies: 'Palo Alto,' 'The Double,' 'God's Pocket,' & More

Opening in limited release today: a high school drama for the modern era, Richard Aoyade's sophomore feature, one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's last films, and the story of an industry making Americans sick.

Palo Alto: Gia Coppola's debut feature tells the story of high schoolers in suburban America, in all their faults and glories. Based on Palo Alto Stories by James Franco, the film features a phenomenal young cast. This film celebrated its US premiere at TFF 2014. 

The Double: Based on the novel by Dostoevsky, Richard Aoyade's (Submarine) new film tells the story of a man whose life is changed by the appearance of a new coworker—a man who looks just like him. As the lives of timid Simon and aggressive James begin to intertwine, Simon struggles to regain control of his quiet existence. 

God's Pocket: This collaboration between the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and first-time director John Slattery brings us to a working class neighborhood with a dark secret. After a man is killed in an alleged accident, all hell breaks loose as everyone scrambles to hide the truth. 

Fed Up: The dangers of the American diet are looked at in a new light as experts analyze the addictive power of the food we eat. Is weak will the only thing keeping us from a healthier lifestyle? 



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