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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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

An Interview with Angela Sarafyan, Rami Malek and Andrea Gabriel

CINEMA - March 2013 Feature

By Isabel Rodriguez, 8th Grade, Mill Valley Middle School; Interview by Isabel Rodriguez and Hannah Berg, 8th Grade, Mill Valley Middle School

The much anticipated ending to the intriguing “Twilight Saga” has recently been released on DVD. In Breaking Dawn: Part 2, Bella is finally a vampire after many years of wishing. Her newborn daughter, is growing at an extremely accelerated pace that has all of the Cullens concerned. On top of that, the Volturi have given the Cullen's a death sentence. Now, to fight back, the Cullen's have called in friends from all over the world. It just so happens that I had the great fortune to meet three of these foreign friends from the Egyptian coven with my co-reporter, Hannah.

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Jim Sturgess & Juan Solanas Interview - Upside Down

An Interview with Actor Jim Sturgess and Director Juan Solanas

CINEMA - March 2013 Feature

By Lizzie Chadbourne, Junior, Marin Academy

You may think that you have seen just about everything on the big screen, but after seeing Upside Down you will be blown away. The film follows a romance between two people from two literally opposite worlds. In the story, there are two different planets, facing each other, each with its own gravitational pull. The world on the top has started taking advantage of the lower one, and the economic and social disparity between the two worlds is growing. Adam, played by Jim Sturgess (21) is from the lower world, while Eden, Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) was from the upper one. Contact between people from different worlds was strictly forbidden outside of business, and the punishments for breaking the law were grim. Still, they both climbed as high up as they could, in order to meet halfway, and fell in love. One day they were caught, and were separated for ten years until Adam comes up with an intricate plan to get Eden back.

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