Actor James Franco grew up in Palo Alto, California and has wonderful memories of going to Yosemite National Park as a child. Franco is most known for being an actor, but he also writes short stories. Three of his stories are being made into a movie about the tensions of family life and growing up in California.
Although the movie is titled, "Yosemite," the national park is only the setting for the first of three stories. Starting with a family trip to the national park, the plot has a theme of restlessness, tension between father and son, and impending doom which follows to the end of the film. It is being compared to the classic movie, "Stand by Me." The park itself becomes a metaphor for a dangerous world.
Yosemite will release in U.S. theaters in January, 2016.
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