Miami Premiere


Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 115min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Film

Following his micro-budget break-out Tangerine, Sean Baker cements his status as one of our freshest and most vital filmmakers with The Florida Project, pure film of the highest order; it reminds us that even in the direst circumstances life will always yield small yet unforgettable joys.

Set in Orlando, this freewheeling film, like its predecessor, offers a big-hearted portrait of America’s marginalized. This time around Baker’s subjects are 22-year-old Halley and her six-year-old daughter Moonee. The pair resides in a cheap motel tucked near a freeway and a theme park. Halley struggles to pay for cereal and shelter, while Moonee doesn’t let a little thing like destitution prevent her from exploring her surroundings or playing jokes on a motel staff-member (beautifully depicted by Willem Dafoe).

Warm, winning and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood.

Opens commercially in Miami on Friday, October 20.


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Director: Sean Baker
Producer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou
Screenwriter: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch

Music: Matthew Hearon-Smith
Cinematographer: Alexis Zabé

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto

Sean Baker

Sean Baker’s films include Prince of Broadway (08), which screened at Miami Film Festival 2009, Starlet (12) and Tangerine (15). The Florida Project (17) is his latest film.