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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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Writers (WGA):
Tatiana von Furstenberg (written by) &
Francesca Gregorini (written by)
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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)
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
Katherine Skjerping .... assistant editor (as Katy Skjerping)
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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The director-screenwriters modeled Fernanda's wardrobe after 'Tatiana von Furstenberg''s sense of style, right down to having actor 'Tricia Mara' wear Ms. von Furstenberg's own shoes during filming. In fact, there were several days on set where the two were dressed almost identically, including once when both were in yellow dresses, bright thick tights, and the same exact tan heeled boots.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Becoming Women, 20 March 2012
Author: gradyharp from United States

TANNER HALL is like a very interesting puzzle delivered to the audience in pieces so disconnected that we never get a final reward form the completion of the puzzle. Written and directed by newcomers Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg it has a script that seems to want to be embellished or at least reinsert what seems to be like fragments of a longer film that still dwell on the cutting room floor. But for what it is, it is an entertaining stage for the presence of some very fine actors about whom, despite the shred of information about each, we learn to care.

Tanner Hall is an all girls (with the exception of the Head Mistress's son Peter as played by Ryan Schira) somewhere in New England: the stately buildings are crumbling just like the lives of the girls who study there. Fernanda (Rooney Mara sans piercings and tattoos!) relates the story by remembering a time in her childhood when her friend Victoria (Georgia King) committed an act of meanness - allowing an old lady's pet parrot to escape. Hold that thought.

At the school Fernanda, Kate (Brie Larson) and Lucasta (Amy Ferguson0 are best friends and when Victoria is dropped off to yet another new boarding school by her abusive mother she joins the clack. From this point the entries into love, alienation, mischief, decisions about sexuality, and adultery color the fragments of the film. Gio (Tom Everett Scott) is married and expecting a baby but falls for Fernanda and the two have a challenging relationship. Lucasta must face her conflict as to her needs and rebuffs physical advances form delivery boy Hank (Shawn Pyfrom), and Kate flirts with teacher Mr. Middleton (Chris Kattan) married to the sex obsessed and frustrated Mrs. Middleton (Amy Sedaris). Victoria is left yearning for the world of relationships to make sense but not finding the path. There is the beginning of a storyline as the girls escape confinement with Victoria's theft of a key, but that eventually goes nowhere except fizzle.

The themes of the film have been used before - and will be used again: girls becoming women is a never ending source of story material. The aspect that makes this little film shine is the presence of the fine acting of Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, and Amy Ferguson. They are a pleasure to watch perform. Grady Harp, March 12

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