The coming-of-age 80s comedy “Pitching Tents” by indie production company Meritage Pictures ("Take Me Home," "Not Since You") is coming to Northern California on April 22nd. Set in Oil City, Pennsylvania in 1984, the movie, starring Michael Grant (“The Secret Life of the America Teenager”), comedian Jim Norton (“Inside Amy Schumer,” “Louie”), Booboo Stewart (“Descendants,” “Twilight Saga”), Eric Allan Kramer (“Good Luck Charlie”), Jonathan Lipnicki (“Jerry Maguire”) and newcomer, model Samantha Basalari will make its NorCal premiere at The Old Steeple in Ferndale, CA on April 22nd.
“Pitching Tents” finds high school senior Danny Whitaker (Grant) at a crossroads – will he do what his working-class father (Kramer) thinks is practical and take a job at the local metal factory, or will his “loose cannon” guidance counselor (Norton) convince him to enroll in college to save his own job. To escape reality, Danny and his band of misfit buddies (Stewart, Lipnicki) head to the woods for the town’s annual rite-of- passage fishing trip. It’s after a wild party that Danny stumbles upon Goddess Camp, the urban legend of “skinny-dipping chicks” that so many horny high-school boys have fantasized about for years. Here he meets Alison (Basalari), who helps him find the strength he needs to take charge of his own destiny.
Also starring in “Pitching Tents” are Spencer Daniels (“Mom”), Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”) and Richard Riehle (“Office Space”).
From Meritage Pictures, “Pitching Tents” is directed by Ferndale native Jacob Cooney (“Blue Line,” “House Rules”) from a script by Jayme Petrille and Rob Fox. Jane Kelly Kosek, Jayme Petrille and David Gere are producers.
“Pitching Tents” is unrated with a run-time of 93 minutes.