Go To All-Girls Boarding School With 4 Clips from 'Tanner Hall'

Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:56 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Go To All-Girls Boarding School With 4 Clips from 'Tanner Hall'

This winter, Rooney Mara will become internationally-identifiable as Lisbeth Salander, the ass-kicking, corruption-investigating title character in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  Before you see her with jet-black hair, bleached eyebrows, and pierced nipples, though, you can see a wholly different side of Mara as the lead in Tanner Hall, a coming of age story set at an all-girls New England boarding school.

Today, we have four new clips from the film, thanks to Anchor Bay Films.  Said clips include not just Mara, but also an ensemble cast including Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson, and Georgia King, all of whom play fellow students at the titular Tanner Hall.  Tom Everett Scott, who you'll recognize s Guy Patterson from That Thing You Do!, is also on hand as an older gentleman whose intentions are unclear.  One of these clips is almost certainly the only place you'll see Amy Sedaris aggressively rubbing Chris Kattan's thighs in "the cricket stance."

And here's the official synopsis for the film:

As Fernanda (Rooney Mara) enters her senior year at Tanner Hall—a sheltered boarding school in New England—she’s faced with unexpected changes in her group of friends when a childhood acquaintance, the charismatic yet manipulative trouble-maker Victoria (Georgia King), appears. Shy and studious, Fernanda is usually the voice of reason among her friends—adventurous and sexy Kate (Brie Larson) and tomboy Lucasta (Amy Ferguson)—but when she begins a complicated friendship with Gio (Tom Everett Scott), an older family friend, she decides it’s finally time to take some risks. Jealous of Fernanda’s exciting relationship, Victoria begins to sabotage Fernanda’s plans and plots to publicly humiliate her. Meanwhile, Lucasta struggles with her newfound feelings towards another classmate, and mischievous Kate is too preoccupied with making her teachers nervous to pay much attention to her actual classes. However, as each of the girls flirt with adulthood, they realize they still need each other to help get through their first grown-up decisions—and the consequences they bring.

The very personal story is co-directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg, both of whom also wrote the screenplay and produced the film.

Tanner Hall hits theaters in limited release on September 9th.

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