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Watch: James Franco Preaches Sobriety in Exclusive ‘Yosemite’ Clip

Watch: James Franco Preaches Sobriety in Exclusive 'Yosemite' Clip

Last year, Gia Coppola brought James Franco’s first collection of short stories to life in the coming-of-age drama “Palo Alto.” This year, two stories from Franco’s second short story collection, “A California Childhood,” get the big-screen treatment in “Yosemite.”

Written and directed by Gabrielle Demeestere, “Yosemite,” follows the intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto during the fall of 1985, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community.

As with “Palo Alto,” Franco has a role in the film, and in this exclusive clip, we get a brief introduction to his character.

“Yosemite” will close out the the Slamdance Film Festival on Jan. 29.

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