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A young seminarian arrives in LA on the day of the Manson murders, navigating the dark side of Hollywood.


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The story of 'Zeroville' is almost as bizarre as the movie itself. Directed and starring James Franco, the project was shot in 2014. However, after that, it entered a kind of limbo. There was no distributor to put the movies in theaters. It wasn't until 2019 that the project was revived by myCinema, which acquired the rights to 'Zeroville' and put it on screens at the end of the year. And when watching 'Zeroville', you can see the reasons why the movie disappeared. In telling the story of an actor arriving in Hollywood in the 1960s, Franco dives into this period of transition of the "country of cinema", in an environment that coexists with the emergence of independent films and the culture of drugs, sex and rock'n'roll. It's a strange movie, no doubt, that shows how Franco likes strange projects and how Seth Rogen, who is a co-star, is a friend for all hours. To delve into the strangeness of the project and question the limits of this achievement, which provokes the viewer to look at this Hollywood with different eyes.



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A young ex-communicated seminarian, Ike "Vikar" Jerome, arrives in Los Angeles on the same August day in 1969 that a crazed hippie ''family'' led by Charles Manson commits five savage murders.

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