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Tanner Hall -- Rooney Mara stars in this coming of age drama about love, friendship, and heartbreak, set in an elite New England private school. Also stars Tom Everett Scott, Chris Kattan, and Amy Sedaris.
Tanner Hall -- A drama centered on four girls going through their teens years at a rustic boarding school.
Tanner Hall -- Clip: Wanna Get In
Tanner Hall -- A drama centered on four girls going through their teens years at a rustic boarding school.
Tanner Hall -- Clip: Cricket Stance


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Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Rooney Mara ... Fernanda

Georgia King ... Victoria

Brie Larson ... Kate

Amy Ferguson ... Lucasta

Tom Everett Scott ... Gio

Amy Sedaris ... Mrs. Middlewood

Chris Kattan ... Mr. Middlewood

Shawn Pyfrom ... Hank

Ryan Schira ... Peter

Susan Misner ... Roxanne (as Susie Misner)

Tara Subkoff ... Gwen

Annika Peterson ... Olga

Alaina Lauren Steinberg ... Margaret (as Alaina Steinberg)
Konstantine Kakanias ... Mr. Tependris
Lowry Marshall ... Ms. Wallace
Joanne Burk ... School Nurse

Alexia Rasmussen ... Gretchen

Anne Ramsay ... Coffin Vendor
Hayley Goldbach ... Student
Alexis Kiernan ... Candice
Justin Vogel ... Greg
Mark Carter ... Attendant
Michael F. Thayer ... Preacher (as Michael Thayer)
Dan Butterworth ... Poppet

Russell Steinberg ... Father of Dart Girl
Antonia Steinberg ... Dart Girl
Collin Brown ... Townie

Tom DeNucci ... Townie's Friend
Lillian Adams ... Victoria's Grandmother
Sydney Neill ... Child Victoria
Kate Skye Netto ... Child Fernanda
Adriaan van Zyl ... Poppet (voice) (as Adriaan Van Zyl)

Tatiana von Furstenberg ... Poppet (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Stratton ... Alec
Ellen Becker-Gray ... Guest at Baptism and Wedding (uncredited)
Kaitlyn Bouchard ... English Student / 'King Tut' (uncredited)
Chris Clark ... Fair Patron (uncredited)
Desiree April Connolly ... Patron at County Fair (uncredited)
Yvonne DeNezzo ... Student (uncredited)
Patrick Mel Hayes ... Cotton Candy Vendor (uncredited)
Olivia Iafrate ... Student (uncredited)
Michael Kelly ... Cotton Candy Vender (uncredited)
Rachel Knutton ... Fair Patron (uncredited)
Adam Masnyk ... Cotton Candy Kid / Slender Neck Puppet / Bar Boy (uncredited)
Abe Mendel ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)

Rich Skinner ... Hardware Store Shopper (uncredited)
Vyvian B. Stevens ... Fair (uncredited)

Darya Zabinski ... Student in Girls Shower (uncredited)

Directed by
Francesca Gregorini 
Tatiana von Furstenberg 
Writing credits
Tatiana von Furstenberg (written by) &
Francesca Gregorini (written by)

Produced by
Richard L. Bready .... executive producer
Francesca Gregorini .... producer
Julie Snyder .... producer (as Julie R. Snyder)
Lucy Sumner .... co-producer (as Lucy Cooper)
Tatiana von Furstenberg .... producer
Original Music by
Roger Neill 
Cinematography by
Brian Rigney Hubbard 
Film Editing by
Michelle Botticelli 
Sharon Rutter  (as Sharon Marie Rutter)
Lauren Zuckerman 
Casting by
Amanda Harding 
Amanda Koblin 
Production Design by
Ray Kluga 
Set Decoration by
Michelle Schluter-Ford  (as Michelle Schluter)
Costume Design by
Karen Baird 
Erica Nicotra 
Makeup Department
Frank Barbosa .... key hair stylist
Liz Bernstrom .... key makeup artist
Anita Briggs .... additional makeup artist
Rebecca Frye .... key makeup artist
Christina LaPointe .... additional makeup artist
Jennie-kay Murphy .... additional hair stylist (as Jennie Kay Murphy)
Joe Rossi .... makeup artist
Michael Rossi .... additional hair stylist
Production Management
Carrie Fix .... production manager
Maureen Norton .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amanda Hannan .... second second assistant director
Zachary May .... second assistant director
Yann Sobezynski .... first assistant director
Art Department
Nina Alexander .... art department intern
James Bednark .... art department supervisor
Guy L. Bermel .... set dresser
Jon Dowdy .... assistant property master
Henry Ferreira .... art production assistant
Lori Gizzarelli .... art production assistant
Katrina Lencek-Inagaki .... art department intern
Dave Major .... set dresser
Bethany Meyer .... art department intern
Jessica Pollack .... art department intern
Jessica Pollak .... art department intern
Paul Raymond .... set dresser
Kyle Regan .... art production assistant
Anthony Sanini .... painter
Christopher Sawtelle .... lead man
Debra Sugarman .... prop shopper
Mimi Watstein .... props
Joel Weaver .... property master
Sound Department
Henry Auerbach .... sound effects editor
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
Melissa Bylsma .... sound coordinator
Christopher Eakins .... sound editor
Tim Elder .... sound mixer
Tom Gambale .... adr recordist
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
Jeff Gross .... foley artist
Jeff Gross .... foley mixer
Claire Houghtalen .... boom operator
Tim Limer .... sound recordist
Mike Pipgras .... foley editor
Mike Pipgras .... sound effects editor
Peter Stevenson .... sound utility
Special Effects by
Andrew Mortelliti .... special effects technician
Stephen Powers .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Chris Ward .... digital intermediate producer
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Medeiros .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Joshua Barnatt .... third lighting technician
Nathan Beaman .... dolly grip
Robert Beinhocker .... electrician
Mark Brochu .... additional electrician
Robert Clark .... generator operator: set
Brian Dwiggins .... grip
Josh Friz .... film loader
Josh Friz .... second assistant camera
Adam Genzink .... key grip: Los Angeles unit
Afton Grant .... additional Steadicam operator
Rob Harlow .... key grip
Christian J. Hollyer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Indursky .... additional loader
Nina Kuhn .... gaffer
JD Leedham .... key rigging grip
Adam Lukens .... best boy grip
Branden James Maxham .... electrician (as Brandon James Maxham)
Parris Mayhew .... camera operator: Steadicam
Nathan McGarigal .... electrician
Clinton McMahon .... grip
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer
Phil Nason .... electrician
Tracy Ouellette .... grip
Wayne Paull .... additional camera operator
Mark Price .... best boy electric
Joel Tacorda .... best boy electric
Aaron Tyburski .... electrician
Casting Department
André Gadbois .... casting assistant
Anne Mulhall .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosa J. Colón .... wardrobe supervisor (as Rosa Colón)
Alanna Keenan .... wardrobe shopper
Debra Sugarman .... on-set costumer
Jessica L. Therrien .... costume assistant
Tina Ulee .... additional costumer
Editorial Department
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
David Graubard .... digital intermediate senior systems engineer
Paul Amadeus Kim .... assistant on-line editor (as Paul Kim)
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Katy Skjerping .... assistant editor
Adriaan van Zyl .... assistant editor
Music Department
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Brad Worrell .... additional scoring
Brad Worrell .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Stephen Silva .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Anthony Ambrosino .... production assistant: additional
Adi Amit .... production coordinator
Whitney Avalon .... stand-in: Rooney Mara
Julia Bembenek .... production assistant
Amanda Blattner .... stand-in
Andrew Cesana .... script supervisor
Nicole Compas .... production counsel
Joe Deingenis .... key craft service
André Des Rochers .... production counsel
Heath Grant .... production assistant
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Zachariah King .... office production assistant
Todd Korody .... systems engineer
Ryan McPeake .... set medic
Leigh Medeiros .... assistant to directors
Lindsay Medeiros .... first assistant accountant
Michael Robert Murray .... production assistant (as Michael Murray)
Darin J. Patterson .... film runner
Kim Quam .... set medic
Jason Quimby .... key set production assistant
Robin Reitman .... production accountant
Briana Taylor .... production secretary
Benjamin Thomas .... location manager
Kal Thompson .... set production assistant
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning manager
Christopher Walsh .... location manager
Eoin Walsh .... assistant location manager
Brandon Warner .... office production assistant
Steven Feinberg .... grateful acknowledgment
Alesia Glidewell .... the producers wish to thank
Hilary Stabb .... thanks
Chris Ward .... special thanks

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Rated R for sexual content including brief nudity, and some drug use
96 min
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In the puppet show scene the clown starts to kill the girl using the "bone crusher" method and while walking over her he says a rhyme in Afrikaans: "Trippe Trappe Trone, Varkies in die Bone, Gansies in die Groene Gras" This is just a little traditional rhyme used for comforting toddlers. It translates something like this: "Frolicking steps thrones, piglets in the beans, geese on the green grass" and ends with "Ek wens dat kindjie groter was", which means "I wish the little child was bigger"See more »
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
An enjoyable coming of age story., 19 December 2011
Author: Jimmy Collins from United States

The draw card to Tanner Hall for me was Rooney Mara and Brie Larson, I really like Rooney in everything she has done and Brie is a scream in U.S.O.T, so I wasn't disappointed when I watched Tanner Hall. Yes it's kind of a story we have seen before, four young girls are facing the challenges of adult hood in different ways, they realize some things in life have consequences and sometimes those consequence aren't worth it. They are students at a country side boarding school that is very strict and only seems to inhabit star pupils.

To me this movie has a very Sofia Copploa vibe to it, it seemed to me like a cross between The Virgin Suicides and the Eva Green film Cracks, the music, the colors, the actors, the setting, they all have a very Sofia Copploa tone to them, it's very atmospheric in that aspect. Georgia King is really the only character I didn't enjoy, she's so selfish and unhappy in her own life that she decides to bring everyone else down with her, but I suppose she's not a character that you're meant to like, King should tread very carefully as she is in danger if being typecast ad the bitchy English girl at a boarding school as she played a similar role in Wild Child. If there was one story I would have liked to see more it would have been Lucasta's sexual acceptance, it's a story that is I'm sure very common in all girl schools.

Rooney Mara is so impressive, she is perfectly understated in her role, not too much, not enough, just right, and Brie Larson does her sassy attitude thing splendidly. I also loved Chris Kattan and Amy Sedaris, they brought so much humor to a serious film, and the director knew just when to have them in a scene, they were used to perfection.

I'm not a girl and I enjoyed this film, but I have to say this is really only one for the gals, but it's great no matter what, highly recommended.

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