Description

The Florida Project
Directed by Sean Baker
Written by Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch
Starring Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Bria Vinaite
Genre: Drama
1hr 55mins
Rated R

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood.

Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.

Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.

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Showtime

Fri Dec 15 | 3pm
Sat Dec 16 | 3pm
Sun Dec 17 | 3pm, 7pm
Tues Dec 19 | 3pm, 7pm
Wed Dec 20 | 3pm
Thurs Dec 21 | 3pm, 7pm

Price

  • Evening (5pm and after) | $8
  • Senior/Student/Child | $7
  • Matinee (before 5pm) | $6