Director: Sean Baker, 2017, USA, 115 mins, Cert 15
Mon 27 November // 20:00 *
Tue 28 November // 20:00
Wed 29 November // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night)
A six-year-old girl (the remarkable Brooklynn Prince) and her two best friends run wild on the grounds of a week-by-week motel complex on the edge of Orlando’s Disney World. Meanwhile, her mother (talented novice Bria Vinaite) desperately tries to cajole the motel manager (an ever-surprising Willem Dafoe) to turn a blind eye to the way she pays the rent.
A film about but not for kids, Baker’s depiction of childhood on the margins has fierce energy, tenderness, and great beauty. After the ingenuity of his iPhone-shot 2015 breakout Tangerine, Baker reasserts his commitment to 35mm film with sun-blasted images that evoke a young girl’s vision of adventure and endurance beyond heartbreak.
"thrillingly vibrant" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Observer
“a glorious film in which warmth and compassion win out over miserabilism or irony” ★★★★★ - The Guardian
“Impossible to take your eyes off” - The Telegraph
“There's magic in every single frame” ★★★★★ - Little White Lies
“One of the best movies of the year” - i-D
“Glorious and gorgeous” - The New York Times
Doors open 30 minutes before film start time.
Even if a screening is sold out, tickets are often available 30 minutes before the start of the film at the box office
There will also be a Baby Cinema screening of The Florida Project on Wednesday 29th November at 11am.