Red Rocket (2021)
Director: Sean Baker Run Time: 128 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021
Starring: Bree Elrod, Ethan Darbone, Shih-Ching Tsou, Simon Rex, Suzanna Son
Country: United States
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About the film:
Premiered in competition for the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Mikey Saber is a washed-up porn star who returns to his small Texas hometown, not that anyone really wants him back.
Red Rocket received nominations for Best Male Lead for Simon Rex and Best Supporting Female for Suzanna Son at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
“utterly singular and weirdly lovable”
—David Ehrlich for IndieWire
About the filmmaker:
Producer, writer, director, and cinematographer Sean Baker has a knack for telling the intimate stories of outsiders. After studying film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Baker first worked with his longtime producing partner Shih-Ching Tsou on the 2004 feature film Take Out exploring a Chinese immigrant’s struggles. His follow-up features earned critical acclaim—Prince of Broadway won Best American Independent Feature Film at CIFF 2009, Starlet won a Film Independent Spirit Award in 2012, Tangerine was nominated for an Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and The Florida Project premiered at Cannes in 2017. Baker is also the creator, writer and director of the comedy-drama series Greg the Bunny.See our upcoming films