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Writers (WGA):
Tatiana von Furstenberg (written by) &
Francesca Gregorini (written by)
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Tagline:
Lose your way. Find yourself.
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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)

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

Produced by
Richard L. Bready .... executive producer
Lucy Cooper .... co-producer
Francesca Gregorini .... producer
Julie Snyder .... producer
Tatiana von Furstenberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roger Neill 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Rigney Hubbard 
 
Film Editing by
Michelle Botticelli 
Sharon 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 .... hair department head
Liz Bernstrom .... makeup department head
Rebecca Frye .... makeup designer
Jennie-kay Murphy .... assistant hair stylist
Jennie-kay Murphy .... assistant makeup artist
Joe Rossi .... makeup artist
 
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
 
Stunts
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
Eoin Walsh .... assistant location manager
Brandon Warner .... office production assistant
 
Thanks
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
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96 min
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Rooney Mara originally auditioned for the supporting role of Lucasta, but co-director/writer Tatiana von Furstenberg was so impressed by the young actress, she had her return to audition for the lead role of Fernanda, which Mara won. Furstenberg was delighted with her nuanced performance, saying, "Still waters run deep".See more »
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Very pretty but not very substantial, 3 February 2013
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

As a young lad, I often fantasized about attending an all-girl boarding school in New England, or maybe someplace in Europe. However, there was always one obvious obstacle to my dream. One minor character in this movie has overcome this obstacle--he gets to attend the titular all-female institution because he is the head-mistress' son. The MAIN characters in the film though are four girls--three long-time school chums and a childhood friend of one of them, who transfers to the school and serves as kind of a catalyst for all the melodrama that follows.

There IS a goodly amount of melodrama--two of the girls get involved with older men. One (Brie Larson) flirts with her English teacher (Chris Kattan) mostly just for her own amusement, but ends up inadvertently causing great problems between him and his sexually frustrated fellow teacher/wife (Amy Sidaris). The other girl, the main protagonist (Rooney Mara) embarks on a much more serious affair with an expectant father (Tom Everett Scott), who happens to be married to her mother's best friend. A third girl has questions about her sexual identity. But perhaps the most troubled girl is the newcomer (Georgia King) whose obsession with cutting herself and history of suicide attempts are the result of childhood trauma that is alluded to early on, but not revealed until the end.

Let me say first off that if the very many high-school age girls looked like Rooney Mara and Brie Larson, pretty much all adult heterosexual men would be in jail right now. But this movie was directed by two women, so it never really veers too much into exploitation territory. This would not necessarily be a liability if it worked better as a straight drama, but all the characters remain undeveloped as individuals and never really gel as a group. The movie also really tries to cover too much in 90 minutes, going into the lives of all four girls AND several of the adults (particularly the two teachers played Kattan and Sedaris). It's hard to fault any of the actors here though. Rooney Mara, for instance, would go on to play another sexy schoolgirl in "Youth in Revolt" before hitting the big-time with the US version of "Girl with a Dragon Tattoo". She's achingly lovely in this movie, but--like everyone else--not a fully developed character you can care much about. Her character is kind of indicative of the whole movie--very pretty, but somehow not very substantial.

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