The Florida Project
First screened in November 2017
Director: Sean Baker. Cast: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Mela Murder, Rosa Medina Perez, Caleb Landry Jones, Sandy Kane, Carl Bradfield, Aiden Malik, Sonya McCarter, Macon Blair, Shail Kamini Ramcharan, Kit Sullivan, Lauren O'Quinn, Cecilia Quinan, Krystal Nicole Watts, Karren Karagulian. Screenplay: Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch. Twitter Capsule:
Not until the end did it have me 100% but it's colorful and provocative throughout. Signs of strain in cast.
Saw Florida Project again. Still really like it. Still see some vague borders and rough edges. Still think Starlet is Baker's peak thus far.
Baker's presentations of marginalized communities are worth debating but are also risks worth taking. Unexpecting in casting and structure.