To hear the cast tell it, the set of Palo Alto, Gia Coppola’s feature directorial debut, was one big youthquake. “It was a kids’ club; all of us were under the age of 30,” says Emma Roberts. “We all were really young and so passionate about the project, and we all really just came together.” In theaters May 9, the film “is a solid voice in a generation of pit vipers,” declares Keegan Allen. Nat Wolff agrees. “I don’t think there’s anything that’s false [about Palo Alto]. It came from a really real place.”
Coppola (niece of Sofia and granddaughter of one Francis Ford) adapted the screenplay from James Franco’s book of short stories. Centering on a group of wayward suburban high schoolers, the highly stylized film has a dreamy, lo-fi quality balanced with refreshingly awkward dialogue delivered, in many cases, by actual teenagers. Its emotional honesty — due in large part to the closeness between the young cast and their 27-year-old director — strikes a similar nerve to Larry Clark’s Kids and grandpa Coppola’s The Outsiders. “Gia and I are both women so close in age and we really understood each other,” says Roberts, who has known Coppola for years from growing up in L.A. “That’s part of the reason she cast me in the movie. We just had an understanding of working together.”
Emma attends Lanvin And Living Beauty Host An Evening Of Fashion on April 26, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Check out MQ and HQs below!
I have added photos from inside the after party for Palo Alto at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, check them out below! Also have added more photos to Tribeca premiere and Apple Store appearance!
Emma was spotted out and about during the day in NYC on April 25th then later that night going see Cinderella on Broadway with Evan Peters. Check out all photo additions below!
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Check out more photos from premiere and after party for Palo Alto at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival yesterday (April 24). Emma along with director, Gia Coppola, and Nat Wolff made an appearance at the Apple Store in Soho, New York today (April 25) to discuss the film. Check out photos below!
You can watch an interview Gia and Emma did with HuffPost today here! Go here to watch Emma talk about her home schooled experience and if she would change anything. As always keep checking in for more additions later!
Emma attended the premiere for Palo Alto at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival today (April 24) in New York. Check out MQ and HQs below, keep checking in for more! Added portraits of Emma with cast and director from the film festival! She looks amazing especially the premiere look! Also updated official and random Instagrams…