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Los Angeles, CA (May 9, 2016) - - Following its Los Angeles premiere and platform theatrical, monterey media is proud to announce the May 24th Digital Download, DVD & VOD release of "Memoria" based on James Franco's "Palo Alto Stories" and "A California Childhood" and starring: Sam Dillon, Thomas Mann, Ruby Modine, Keith Stanfield, Miles Heizer, Bo Michell, Teo Halm and James Franco.

"Thomas Mann, Bo Mitchell and Keith Stanfield ... are scary-believable as cool skater kids with a penchant for destroying one another's self-esteem. Memoria is a small film with a lasting impact. It's not necessarily a movie to be enjoyed, but a movie to understand how and why we're getting these disconnected kids who do terrible things. Go home and hug your kids, please."
- LA Weekly

"A hauntingly poetic impression. We have a fairly good idea of where this is all likely headed, but the sturdy performances, also including an effective Ruby Modine (Matthew's daughter) as a Goth gal pal and Franco as a concerned English teacher, build on an authenticity that comes with the casting of Dillon, who appeared in "Boyhood"... it still adds something rather affecting."
- Los Angeles Times

"Poignant and haunting, Nina Ljeti and Vladimir de Fontenay have created a masterpiece of human psyche! This is one you'll watch over and over and just keep finding more!"
- Paste Magazine

About Memoria
Based on James Franco's "Palo Alto Stories" and "A California Childhood", Ivan Cohen is a young boy living in Palo Alto, California. Unsatisfied by his slacker group of friends, his love for a girl who doesn't know he exists, and a dysfunctional family life, he is struggling to find his place in the world. Memoria raises questions about the memories we choose to keep, the ones we try desperately to forget, and the ones we use as fuel to create our future.

"Memoria" Specifications:
Running Time: 70min

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