Watch: Gia Coppola, Jack Kilmer, Emma Roberts and James Franco Get Playful While Making ‘Palo Alto’

Watch: Gia Coppola, Jack Kilmer, Emma Roberts and James Franco Get Playful While Making 'Palo Alto'

The dreamy “Palo Alto,” directed by Gia Coppola and based on the short stories by James Franco, was a surprisingly insightful look at the formative years of a group of California teens. The film also looked beautiful (thanks to DP Autumn Durald), sounded great and boasted fantastic performances by its young cast. To get a glimpse out how everything came together, VICE has released a behind-the-scenes video, directed by Coppola’s mother, the costume designer Jacqui Getty. 

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“Palo Alto” explores the lives of a group of teenage characters who are being raised in the San Francisco ‘burb. There’s Emma Roberts’ character, who finds herself in a romantic entanglement with her soccer coach, played by the oh-too-creepy Franco, and then there’s Jack Kilmer (son of Val), who struggles to maintain a friendship with a destructive Nat Wolff. 
In the video, we get a sweet take on how Coppola first became interested in high school culture, a peek at Franco’s yearbook and a look at Kilmer’s real-life bedroom, which was used in the film too.
Check it all out below.

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