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Sean Baker
« on: April 19, 2016, 01:41:51 PM »
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June Pictures Boards ‘Tangerine’ Director Sean Baker’s Next Film ‘The Florida Project’

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The Florida Project is about a precocious 7-year-old and her rag-tag group of close friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility, and a sense of adventure, while their parents and the adults around them struggle with hard times. Baker and his Tangerine co-writer Chris Bergoch penned the screenplay. Cast will be announced soon ahead of a summer production start on location in Florida.

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Re: Sean Baker
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 03:23:15 PM »
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He talked a little about this at a talk at the Aspen Shortsfest, and if I remember correctly, it'll be set around these weird Disney themed hotels outside of Disneyland Florida, that now are used as social housing. He described it as a modern Little Rascals.
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Re: Sean Baker
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 11:40:49 AM »
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I watched Starlet, thought it was superb, better than Tangerine even. I'm not, nor have i ever been, a porn star. But I have been (and still am...for now) a rickshaw driver (and shoplifter...substance dealer...), and the film captures very well the day-by-day lacking in long term foresight existence of a young person with a job that is high on short-term benefits, but lacking in long-term security, where you're really just an easily replaceable cog spinning to make another person rich at the expense of your own body, self-respect and financial situation. But you throw all those worries aside, because hey, you're still young, you can get high whenever you want and your job is still fun cause you're still in the spring of youth. Even though your job is ageing you more than it perhaps should and all it takes is one hit to the industry you work in for you to be utterly fucked without a plan. Highly recommended.

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Re: Sean Baker
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2016, 01:06:01 PM »
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his undistracted gaze at his characters and stories is so next level. he doesn't even let his movies feel distracted by the idea of art or cinema. he doesn't tell you he's spotting the good points, the sunnier sides, while he is. i think this embeds meaning outside the mentioned, allows feelings of selflessness, allows us to listen, watch. allows the distance of perspective which sometimes people who can only figure out period pieces say only period pieces are able to achieve. a reminder that the way you make a movie about the present is you look at the present. he's the enviable type of cinema verite, where he's as close to veracity as he is to cinema.

excited to hear you be excited about Starlet. i got excited along with you. the Starlet poster and title made me think it was going to grab the low-hanging fruits i was able to see from the title and poster, but yeah like i and you said it grabs at way more. to me there's an evolution of narrative form from Prince of Broadway to Starlet to Tangerine, with Tangerine being the furthest evolution, but also the form i'm referring to is an emotional tempo, and i think all three movies do an absolutely amazing job at capturing the feeling of life from the reality of the main character.
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