Gia Coppola‘s debut feature Palo Alto (2013) is currently my most anticipated film. It should be available in less than one month, but it seems like eternity. In the meantime I’ve been playing the trailer on repeat, I’ve been watching Gia’s short film Non Plus One and I’ve also been listening to the amazing song from the trailer. As I re-watched the trailer multiple times certain lines started sticking out for me and I know I should be cautious, because it’s only a trailer, but it looks like a well-written film. Continue reading
After releasing a teaser trailer back in August last year, it seemed that everyone had forgotten about Gia Coppola‘s debut feature Palo Alto. The film played at various film festivals, in Venice most notably, and is based on short stories by James Franco. Franco also stars in the movie as a supporting character. Emma Roberts is clearly the lead of the film, which looks to be a coming-of-age story about bored high schoolers. Also co-starring in this movie is Val Kilmer and other Coppola family friends (and relatives). Continue reading
Premiering at the 70th Venice Film Festival, Gia Coppola‘s debut feature Palo Alto is based on the short stories by James Franco (who also stars in the movie). In line with the Coppola family tradition the film is about a group of teenagers and Emma Roberts seems to be the protagonist of the story. Looking at this trailer it is not clear what the story is about, but there are some distinct The Perks of Being a Wallflower vibes going. The musical choices are reminiscent of Sofia Coppola’s films, making it almost seem like an unofficial sequel to The Virgin Suicides.
Personally I look forward to this film, or anything the Coppola family does, except for the ones that change their last name (kidding! kind of). Gia is the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola, so that makes her Sofia and Roman’s niece. Her father was Gio Coppola, he died at the age of 22 in a car accident and the film Tucker: The Man and His Dream was dedicated to him (because he loved automobiles). If you want more details about that check out the Coppola family tree on Wikipedia, I know it helped me out more than once.