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"Excited writers immediately began drawing comparisons to Stand by Me. Both movies evoked nostalgia for a bygone decade, both featured a group of boys on a quest, both focused on that moment when emerging adolescence encroaches on the freedoms of childhood, when newfound, private struggles threaten the harmony of long-established friendships."

Los Angeles, CA (January 26, 2016) - monterey media is proud to announce February 23rd Digital Download & VOD release of Gabrielle Demeestere "Yosemite" is based on James Franco's short stories from his collection "A California Childhood." Starring James Franco and Henry Hopper, introducing Calum John, Alec Mansky and Everett Meckler.

"Quietly impressive. Yosemite pays off in an authenticity that pervades both individual scene rhythms and performances."
- Variety

"Intimate and affecting... impressive.... absorbing. Demeestere shows acute sensitivity in her understanding of boys and their growing awareness of the world, with its real and imagined menaces. The movie succeeds on its own quiet terms, binding the three parts together with assurance and tonal consistency to cast a lingering spell."
- The Hollywood Reporter

"Adapted from James Franco’s short stories and told in three acts (each following a different fifth-grade boy), this quiet, contemplative film focuses on suburban Palo Alto in 1985 as a mountain lion skulks around the edge of town. Franco gives one of his most subtle performances yet as a recovering-alcoholic father, and the three young newcomers’ performances are honest and affecting, capturing what it feels like to be adrift and on the verge of adolescence."
- Entertainment Weekly

About "Yosemite"
It's the fall of 1985. The intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community.

"Yosemite" Specifications:
Running Time: 82 min

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