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The Florida Project

2017, Sean Baker, USA, 111 min. With Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe.

Show Times

  • Fri, Feb 2nd 2:00pm
  • Fri, Feb 2nd 6:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 3rd 8:00pm
  • Sun, Feb 4th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Feb 5th 8:15pm
  • Tue, Feb 6th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 7th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Feb 8th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Feb 8th 8:15pm

"This movie accomplishes something almost miraculous — two things, actually. It casts a spell and tells the truth.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“A dazzling mosaic, alert to the ebb and flow of human resilience in the face of everyday crises.” — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

As he did for L.A. transgender hustlers in his breakout film TANGERINE, director Sean Baker captures a marginalized, often despised subculture with unruly, in-your-face vitality. This time it’s the hardscrabble world of low-income single-parent families perched on the edge of homelessness in cheap Orlando motels. Focusing on a group of self-reliant, barely supervised children led by six-year-old Moonee (sensational discovery Prince), the story is rendered in a style that Baker calls “pop verité,” with episodic slices of life set amid Technicolor skies, roadside rococo, and gaudy tourist traps. THE FLORIDA PROJECT has been at or near the top of nearly every year-end critics poll and list, and Willem Dafoe is a Best Supporting Actor Oscar frontrunner for his performance as the gruffly compassionate motel manager who emerges as the film’s easygoing moral center. DCP digital widescreen. (MR)

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