Apr. 13, 2018
2018 PROXY Spring Series: THE FLORIDA PROJECT
The 2018 PROXY Spring Series of outdoor cinema continues at the PROXY Walk-In Theater with:
Directed by Sean Baker, 2017 [R]
One of the most effective, honest portraits of childhood you’ll ever see, and a touching, poignant snapshot of American life in 2017. —Detroit News
The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six-year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (the outstanding Brooklynn Prince) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood.
Presented by HERE FOR NOW, the FREE, Friday evening film screenings begin at 7:45 pm with ‘doors’ opening at 7:00 pm.
This year’s series explores the nature of place and identity: how we shape the places that shape us. With humor, precision, and love, these stories of people and place paint a portrait of our shared condition.
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