“It was always my father’s dream to move to California and we can start a whole new life.” “A new beginning, we’re gonna be surrounded by beauty so make this our home and fill it with memories.” In ‘The Tribes of Palos Verdes’ when teenage Medina (Maika Monroe) moves with her family to the picture-postcard perfect paradise of Palos Verdes, California, they seem headed for a happy new chapter in their lives.
“Wow, mom.” “I feel like Peter Pan, I have another chance to be happy now.” Old troubles soon catch up to them, as Medina’s parents’ marriage disintegrates, her mother (Jennifer Garner) spirals into an emotional freefall, and her twin brother turns to drugs. “Something happened, I met someone. I’ve fallen in love.” “Are you serious?”
“Mom’s really losing it, isn’t she?” “She’s just alone here. You love dad?” “Yeah.” “I don’t.” Caught in the middle of it all, Medina, a loner and outcast at school and her charismatic brother, Jim take up surfing where they must prove their right to share the waves with the tough Bayboys gang that monopolizes their stretch of beach.
“We can be a family again.” While her situation is volatile at home, caught in the middle of it all, Medina attempts to rely on her inner strength to become the stabilizing force in her family, while finding refuge in a new passion: surfing.
Directed by filmmaker brothers Brendan Malloy and Emmett Malloy, from a screenplay by Karen Croner ‘The Tribes of Palos Verdes’ is based upon the novel of the same name by Joy Nicholson. It stars, Jennifer Garner, Justin Kirk, Elisabeth Rohm, Goran Visnjic, Elisabeth Rohm, Joely Fisher and Alicia Silverstone. Premiering at the Hamptons Film Festival this year, it is scheduled to be released on December 1, 2017.
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