The Florida Project (2017)
Director: Sean Baker Run Time: 112 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2017
Starring: Bria Vinaite, Brooklynn Prince, Christopher Rivera, Valeria Cotto, Willem Dafoe
Country: United States
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About the film:
The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
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’s latest feature, Red Rocket (2021), premiered in competition for the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, and received nominations for Best Male Lead for Simon Rex and Best Supporting Female for Suzanna Son at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards.See our upcoming films