Tanner Hall (film)

Tanner Hall is a 2009 drama film about four girls coming of age in boarding school. It was written and directed by Princess Tatiana von Fürstenberg and Francesca Gregorini. It stars Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson, Tom Everett Scott, Amy Sedaris, Chris Kattan, Shawn Pyfrom, and Ryan Schira.

Tanner Hall
Tanner Hall Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
  • Julie Snyder
  • Lucy Cooper
Written by
  • Princess Tatiana von Fürstenberg
  • Francesca Gregorini
Music byRoger Neill
CinematographyBrian Rigney Hubbard
Edited by
  • Michelle Botticelli
  • Sharon Marie Rutter
  • Lauren Zuckerman
  • Islander Films
  • Royalton Films
Distributed byAnchor Bay Films
Release date
  • September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14) (TIFF)
  • September 9, 2011 (2011-09-09) (United States)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$5,073[1]

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 14, 2009, before being released on September 9, 2011, by Anchor Bay Films.


As Fernanda (Rooney Mara) enters her senior year at Tanner Hall—a sheltered boarding school in New England—she is 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). Jealous of Fernanda's exciting relationship, Victoria begins to sabotage Fernanda's plans and plots to publicly humiliate her.[2]


Production and receptionEdit

It was the first feature film for von Fürstenberg and Gregorini that had its world premiere as an Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009.[3] It was well received at the Hamptons International Film Festival and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature at the Gen Art Film Festival.[4] It was picked up by Anchor Bay Films, a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment, and was released in theaters September 2011.[5]

Despite this Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 12% score with critics (two of the seventeen reviews being positive) and 27% score with audiences, a "Rotten" rating for both.[6] Aggregate review site Metacritic scored it 40 out of 100 from 10 reviews, indicating mixed or average.[7]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Festival Category Nominee Result
2009 Hamptons International Film Festival Breakthrough Performer – Rising Stars Rooney Mara Won
2010 GenArt Film Festival Stargazer Award – GenArtist Emerging Actress Award Rooney Mara Won


  1. ^ "Tanner Hall". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "Tanner Hall (2011)". "Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved January 2, 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.indiewire.com/article/tiff_list_tracking_torontos_announced_lineup
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.deadline.com/?s=tanner+hall
  6. ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tanner-hall/ Rotten Tomatoes reviews
  7. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/movie/tanner-hall Metacritic reviews

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