THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Narrative Feature | 115 minutes

HIFF 2017

World Cinema

This film played at HIFF 2017
on 10/8/17
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Directed By
Sean Baker

Produced By
Sean Baker
Chris Bergoch
Kevin Chinoy
Andrew Duncan
Alex Saks
Francesca Silvestri
Shih-Ching Tsou

Written By
Sean Baker
Chris Bergoch

Featuring
Willem Dafoe
Brooklynn Prince
Valeria Cotto
Bria Vinaite


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2017 | English | USA

Sean Baker supplants the West Hollywood setting of his 2015 festival hit TANGERINE with the cheap motels laying in the shadow of a certain Orlando mouse-themed amusement park, in another free-flowing and sincere look at those living in the shadows of the cities they call home. Living in one of the rooms are 6-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her 22-year-old mother Halley (Bria Vinaite), who struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Aided by Willem Dafoe’s remarkably warm performance as Bobby, a staff member of the hotel, Sean Baker has crafted another empathetic look at those existing on the fringes.