Directed by Sean Baker, The Florida Project tells the story of 6-year-old Moonie (Brooklynn Prince) and her relationship with her young and impoverished mother Halley (Bria Vinaite). However, pulling back the camera, the film also shines a light on the lives of the ‘hidden homeless’ outside Orlando, Florida. Having no permanent address and residing in… [Read More]
This week, Steve welcomes back ScreenFish’rs Shelley McVea and Darrel Manson to talk about THE FLORIDA PROJECT. Directed by Sean Baker, THE FLORIDA PROJECT follows the stories of the hidden homeless in Kissimmee, FL and focuses on the relationship between Halley (Bria Viniate) and her young daughter, Moonie (Brooklynn Prince). Struggling to live week to… [Read More]
Directed by Sean Baker (Tangerine), The Florida Project tells the story of Halley (Bria Vinette), a young mother and her daughter, Moonee (Brooklynn Prince). Homeless and out of work, Halley struggles to live week to week in the Magic Castle, a motel situated just outside Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida. Managed by the patriarchal Bobby… [Read More]
The Florida Project is the story of a carefree childhood summer—except it isn’t. Instead it is a haunting view of a somewhat hidden section of American life—families that are not quite homeless, but nowhere near even a minimal security.
Recently released on Blu-ray by Twilight Time, Mississippi Burning has always been one of my favorite films. Where Selma took the inside track with Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle and avoided the violence of the era (mostly), Mississippi Burning shows us the regular violence dispensed by the Klu Klux Klan to African Americans in Jessup County, MS, as well as those… [Read More]