Nancy Kelly - Rebels with a Cause

FastForward mets with the film's writer/director and her husband/film editor

CINEMA - September 2013 Feature

By Avani Bahl, Eliza Ross and Joseph Cohen; from Branson, Mill Valley Middle and Tam High Schools

Image still from Rebels With a Cause You look around and admire the beautiful hillside. You hike into the majestic woods, run along a sandy beach, and hike up a hillside so you can look out over the California coast. You might see a few deer hopping over the hills, some seals in the water and a few birds flying around. We live in paradise. We live in Marin County.

But did you know many people have spent countless hours, days, months - even years fighting developers and big corporations to preserve this for us? We learned the story about what happened right in our own backyard.

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An Interview with Tiffany Shlain

The Science of Character

CINEMA - September 2013

By Margot Bickler, Joe Blair, CC Clark, Joseph Cohen, Gemma Calandra, Adam Epstein, Luca Evans, Dean Griffin, Spencer Hao, Sabrina Hao, Carolyn Hansen, John Hassen, Sarah Knopf, Hawke Lenihan, Bella McWhorter, Cole Summers, Isabel Rodriguez, Audrey Romjue, Luke Rudy and Christine Watridge; from Bacich, Branson, Davidson Middle, Del Mar Middle, Kent Middle, Lycee Francais International de San Francisco, Marin Academy, Marin Country Day School, Marin School of the Arts, Mill Valley Middle, Redwood High, San Domenico, Sir Francis Drake High, Saint Ignatious College Preparatory, Saint Rita, Tam High and University High Schools

Image of title screen for the Science of Character What are your best character traits? Loyalty? Kindness? Curiosity? Why does character matter? Can you shape who you are or who you will become? We visited the home of cutting-edge filmmaker Tiffany Shlain to learn more about the topic of her new cloud film, The Science of Character.

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Nat Faxon and Jim Rash Interview - The Way, Way Back

FastForward Adventure Reporters go behind the scenes in downtown San Francisco to Interview Nat Faxon and Jim Rash about their coming-of-age film The Way, Way Back.

An Interview with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

CINEMA - July 2013 Feature

By Matt Geffen, Victoria Gioia, Michaela Hebert, Ryan Hogan, Olivia Malek, Morgan Lorenz, Talia Rizzo, Ethan Singleton, Lacy Slattery, Mary Winnick and Burke Wynne

Image of Faxon and Rash meeting with the FastForward Reporters We were excited for the opportunity to visit the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco to interview Academy Award winning screenplay writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash about their upcoming summertime movie The Way, Way Back. The film marks Faxon and Rash’s directorial debut, with a movie they both agree draws intimately from their own life experiences, while growing up on the East coast.

The storyline of the coming-of-age film follows the life of quiet and introverted 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James), who struggles to find his place, while on summer vacation with his mother Pam (Toni Collette), her critical boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell) and daughter, Steph. But after Duncan befriends outgoing Owen, the manager of a water park, the teen begins to blossom into his own.

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