YOSEMITE A feature film by Gabrielle Demeestere

Produced by Rabbit Bandini, starring James Franco and Henry Hopper – Theatrical and VOD release Winter 2015

Synopsis: 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.  Chris drives up to Yosemite for the weekend with his dad 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…

Yosemite creates a powerful and nostalgic experience of childhood, while exploring Silicon Valley at a time of technological and social change. Based on James Franco’s short stories“Yosemite” and “Peter Parker” from his collection A California Childhood.