The days were hard and grueling, but we were like a family.

In the video above, Gia Coppola and James Franco talked to us at the TFF 2014 premiere of Palo Alto

Based on James Franco's Palo Alto: Stories, Gia Coppola's feature debut follows a group of affluent Californian teens on the verge of adulthood. With no role models nor any real guidance, these kids are left to fend for themselves, and bad behavior and angst threaten each of their futures. Brimming with authenticity, Coppola deftly portrays the vulnerability and uncertainty that goes along with adolescence.

Palo Alto is now playing in NYC and LA, and opens in more theaters this weekend. Go here to find out where to see it!