THIS EVENT HAS PASSED | Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at "The Magic Castle," a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.
Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, & Bria Vinaite
Running Time: 115 Minutes
Sean Baker is the director of Take Out (2008) and Prince of Broadway (2009) - both nominated for the John Cassavetes' Independent Spirit Award and Starlet (2012),the recipient of the Robert Altman Independent Spirit Award, as well as another Cassavetes' nominee. Tangerine premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2015. Baker is a graduate of NYU. He is also the co-creator of the long-running American
comedy series Greg the Bunny.