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     TANNER HALL
U.S.A., 2009, 94 mins, Color

MIDWEST PREMIERE

Written and Directed By: Fracesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg
Executive Producer: Richard L. Bready
Producer: Julie Synder
Co-Producer: Lucy Cooper
Cinematographer: Brian Rigney Hubbard
Editors: Michelle Botticelli, Sharon Rutter, Lauren Zuckerman
Composer: Roger Neill
Cast: Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson, Tom Everett Scott

It is fall, and Fernanda (Rooney Mara) returns to her beloved girl's boarding school, Tanner Hall, to begin the new school year. She is yearning to see her old friends Kate (Brie Larson) and Lucasta (Amy Ferguson). Although clearly girls of privilege, they exhibit none of the stereotypical behaviors assumed of children of their class; rather, they are at once worldly and innocent, hovering on the razor's edge between adolescence and adulthood.

But there's a new girl: Victoria (Georgia King), who is clearly one angry, emotionally disheveled young woman. Victoria wants scalps on her belt, and within hours of her arrival, she has set the trio of friends against each other without fully understanding why or how... And that's just the first day.


Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana Von Furstenberg

Francesca Gregorini was born in Rome, Italy. Gregorini attended Brown University to study film and in 1990 she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts and Semiotics.

Tatiana Von Furstenberg  was educated in England at the Cranbourne Chase School, before attending Brown University in Providence, Rhodes Island, USA.

Francesca and Tatiana von Furstenberg, co-wrote and co- directed the independent film Tanner Hall, a coming of age story set in an all girls boarding school in Rhode Island, which is loosely based on their own experiences during adolescence. "Naturally there are some autobiographical elements, combined with things weʹd witness in boarding school, and many other parts that we made up completely. You will certainly find characteristics of both of us in each of the 4 main girls and if you spend even a half hour with us, it will be very apparent to you, which girls are most like me and which ones are most like Tatiana", said Gregorini in an interview.

 
Showings
06/12/10 07:00 PMVenue 2 (SCA)
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver Street
 
06/13/10 09:00 AMVenue 2 (SCA)
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver Street
 


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