Sal

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Press Contacts

Tribeca Film
Tammie Rosen, 212-941-2003 trosen@tribecaenterprises.com
Brandon Rohwer 212-941-2038 brohwer@tribecafilm.com

ID PR
Allie Willensky, 323-822-4826 awillensky@ID-PR.com

Production Information

Release Date
VOD: October 22, 2013
Select theatrical release beginning November 1, 2013
LA – November 1
Palm Desert: Palme d'Or – opens November 8
New Orleans: Zeitgeist – opens November 8
Director
James Franco
Screenwriter
Stacey Miller
Producer(s)
Caroline Aragon, Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy
Cast
James Franco, Val Lauren, Vince Jolivette, Jim Parrack, Trevor Neuhoff, Stacey Miller, Raymond T. Williams
Runtime
85 Minutes

Synopsis

James Franco's Sal chronicles the final day in the life of actor Sal Mineo (Val Lauren), 1950s teen idol and an Academy Award® nominee for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus. Almost two decades later, Mineo is no longer the marquee sensation he had once been — but after years of public struggles with drugs and alcohol, he has become open about his homosexuality and is finding his way to becoming the actor and director he has always wanted to be. Featuring a magnetic performance by Lauren, Franco's intimate portrait finds the human details in a larger-than-life Hollywood story.

Film Stills

Val Lauren in Sal distributed by Tribeca Film.

Val Lauren (actor), James Franco (director) and Christina Voros (Director of Photography) behind the scenes SAL distributed by Tribeca Film.

James Franco and Val Lauren behind the scenes from SAL distributed by Tribeca Film.

Val Lauren in Sal distributed by Tribeca Film.