In 2016 the homeless population of Los Angeles grew to 58,000 people. Disco’d is Matthew Siretta’s look at a handful of those people. Siretta gives us a very personal look at some of those who live in homeless encampments. The title comes from a slang term that means confused, disconcert, or discombobulate. An early scene… [Read More]
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]
In New York City, young LGBT people of color may take part in the Kiki scene. This has been chronicled by Sara Jordenö in her Spirit Award nominated (for “Truer than Fiction”) documentary Kiki.
Same Kind of Different as Me is the story of an international art dealer who must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife–a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives.
“In life going downhill is an uphill job.” Perhaps the most mind-boggling thing about The Lady in The Van is part of the writing credit: Written by Alan Bennett based on his memoir [emphasis mine]. It seems unbelievable that this situation has a basis in reality. Bennett, a playwright living in London, had a dirty,… [Read More]