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on: April 19, 2016, 01:41:51 PM
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.

"This one will be shot in 35mm."


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Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 03:23:15 PM
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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Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 11:40:49 AM
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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Reply #3 on: May 29, 2016, 01:06:01 PM
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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Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 01:14:25 PM

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Baker’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated The Florida Project is in post after it filmed under strict Covid protocols during the pandemic.

In a flurry of high-profile deals, Le Pacte has snapped up the film for France, Roadshow Distribution for Australia and New Zealand, Lev Cinemas for Israel.

Focus Features has acquired Red Rocket for the rest of the world excluding North America, where as previously announced A24 will distribute.

Baker and Chris Bergoch co-wrote the screenplay about a washed up porn star who returns to his small Texas hometown, where nobody is thrilled to see him again. Simon Rex, Bree Elrod, and Suzanna Son star.

Producers are Baker, Alex Coco, Samantha Quan, Alex Saks, and Shih-Ching Tsou, with Jackie Shenoo on board as executive producer.

The Florida Project was released by A24 and earned Willem Dafoe a supporting actor Oscar nod in 2018.

Heading into the virtual EFM next week FilmNation will be talking to buyers on Places, Please, a love letter to Broadway that will star Meryl Streep; Paul W.S. Anderson’s fantasy epic In The Lost Lands to star Milla Jovovich and Dave Bautista and based on a story by Game Of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin; and paramedic thriller Black Flies to star Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan, which Open Road plans to distribute theatrically in the US.


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Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 06:28:48 PM


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Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 06:42:37 PM
Depressing. But everybody’s gotta eat.
Ascension.


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Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 06:50:57 PM
I also think it’s cool to see him flex certain cinematic muscles we’ve seen him appreciate but not yet apply. he’s building a new form of himself and it’s sweet to witness. totally agree


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Reply #8 on: March 06, 2021, 06:30:25 PM
Wow that was great!

People are saying The Warriors and I'm also seeing



which he lists here

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4. Random movie you love

"My top three" - THE IDIOTS + HAROLD AND MAUDE + CHRISTIANE F.


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Reply #9 on: March 06, 2021, 09:25:46 PM
yeah direct reference

Sean Price Williams dp, who also shot Ferrara's Zeros and Ones


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Reply #10 on: June 03, 2021, 04:54:09 AM
shoutout to Red Rocket competing for the Palme d'Or. I haven't seen it but I don't think it'll win, yet I still think he's a forward thinking voice in cinema


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Reply #11 on: June 03, 2021, 10:37:05 AM
First Soggy Bottom, now Red Rocket? What's next?

I feel kind of lukewarm towards a lot of American indie filmmakers nowadays with the exception of Sean Baker. He's really standing out among his peer.