Rebecca's Staff Pick
The Florida Project
Warm, winning and gloriously alive, this is one of 2017's best films.
Director: Sean Baker
Cast includes: Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite, Brooklynn Prince
115mins / 2017 / USA
Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, this is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set just outside Disney World, Florida, we follow six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother over the course of a summer.
The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.
Vibrant and brimming with vitality, this is one of the year’s best films.