YOSEMITE, with Filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere

| 2016 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

Monday August 08, 2016


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere


Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere.

It’s the autumn of 1985. In intertwining tales by James Franco, three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto. Chris drives up to Yosemite for the weekend with his dad (James Franco) and discovers a corpse in the woods. Joe, left to his own devices by his babysitter, befriends a lonely drifter who shares his love of comic books. Meanwhile, a mountain lion is spotted in Palo Alto in broad daylight and Ted searches for his cat, who has gone missing. Based on the short stories “Yosemite” and “Peter Parker” from James Franco’s collection A California Childhood.yosemite2

Filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere unnamed-2 Born and raised in Paris, Gabrielle is a New York-based filmmaker (and frequent Vineyard visitor). Most recently, she wrote and directed her first feature film YOSEMITE, starring James Franco and Henry Hopper, which was released theatrically in January 2015.  She also wrote and directed a segment of the feature film THE COLOR OF TIME (2014), based on the poetry of C.K. Williams, starring James Franco, Jessica Chastain and Mila Kunis. Her short film THE LAST CIGARETTE won the 2010 Reel 13 competition and was broadcast on PBS.  Gabrielle holds a BA in Literature from Yale and an MFA in filmmaking from NYU.


"Yosemite mines Franco's fiction for its most vital quality: his unsentimental depiction of youthful insecurity, this time among fifth-graders." -Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"Franco gives one of his most subtle performances yet as a recovering-alcoholic father, and the three young newcomers' performances are honest and affecting." -Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly

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