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    Arthouse Audit: Two Comedies Score as 'Chef' Beats Out 'Fading Gigolo,' 'Palo Alto' Shows Promise

    Jon Favreau's "Chef" (Open Road) and Gia Coppola's "Palo Alto" (Tribeca) both scored more than $20,000 per screen in limited openings this weekend. Radius/Weinstein veered from its usual pattern with a wider initial release of the food documentary "Fed Up," eschewing VOD for now.

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    Palo Alto - Aimlessly Youthful

    Based on several shorts stories by the man that never sleeps, James Franco, Palo Alto centers around three high schoolers growing up and making mistakes in this affluent Californian town.

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    Review: 'Palo Alto' Starring James Franco & Emma Roberts Is A Strong And Soulful Debut From Gia Coppola

    Cinema's just about old enough at this point that we've seen a few three-generation acting dynasties—the Fondas, the Hustons, the Barrymores. But if there's a family that's produced three generations of directors, they're certainly escaping us right now. But enter Gia Coppola. The 26-year-old is, as...

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    Exclusive: Emma Roberts Dances In Clip From Gia Coppola's 'Palo Alto'

    The teenage experience is both universal and distinct, and channeling that specific feeling and make it feel authentic, and free of cliché is no easy feat. And Gia Coppola — yes, granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola — went down that tricky path for her debut feature film "Palo Alto," and the good n...

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    Review: How Gia Coppola Turns James Franco's Short Stories Into Cinematic Teen Angst With 'Palo Alto'

    Borrowing liberally from the likes of "Kids" and "Elephant," first-time feature director Gia Coppola's "Palo Alto" is a largely familiar portrait of teen angst, but it's also a fairly accomplished one.

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    Gia Coppola's 'Palo Alto' Takes the Festival Tour (VIDEO)

    On the first day of shooting Gia Coppola was feeling her nerves. "I was so eager to do it," she says. "It had fallen apart so many times, that it reached a point, on the first day of shooting, I didn't believe it. I had gone through all the emotions, believing it would fall apart again: 'Oh my god, ...

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    Tribeca Video: Gia Coppola, Emma Roberts and Nat Wolff Discuss 'Palo Alto'

    "Palo Alto" director-writer Gia Coppola sat down with Anne Thompson to speak about her debut feature at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Their conversation, which also included stars Emma Roberts and Nat Wolff, was part of a series of talks hosted at the Apple Store in SoHo.

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    Trailer Watch: Gia Coppola Makes Her Directorial Debut with Palo Alto

    Palo Alto could provide a breakout role for Emma Roberts.

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    WATCH: Dreamy New Trailer for Gia Coppola's 'Palo Alto,' Starring James Franco and Emma Roberts

    A new trailer has landed for first-time filmmaker Gia Coppola's darkly wistful new teen drama "Palo Alto," based on James Franco's book of short stories.

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    Watch: Emma Roberts Brings James Franco's Prose to Life in New 'Palo Alto' Trailer

    Coming-of-age flicks are a dime a dozen, so you'd be forgiven for writing off Gia Coppola's debut "Palo Alto" as a wash. But judging by this promising new trailer and stellar reviews since it first premiered at last year's Telluride Film Festival, "Palo Alto" seems fresh, despite its familiar premis...

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