Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sean Baker

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

Willem Dafoe came into "The Florida Project" ready to be transformed, and working in a cheap motel helped him get there.

The 62-year-old actor has been collecting accolades — including a Golden Globe Award nod and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination — for his performance in the Sean...

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Sean Baker's "The Florida Project" takes place in a blindingly purple low-budget motel named the Magic Castle, just down Route 192 from Disney's Magic Kingdom. For the children of single parents who live there, the Kissimmee, Florida, motel is a playground — even if they're living in poverty....

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Not too far from the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort, where families are promised "enchanted escapes" and "fun" and "magic" and where day tickets start at a cool $99 a person, is a discount motel off a busy street called The Magic Castle.

It's painted in garish shades of lavender...

Thursday, Jul. 9, 2015

Donut Time doesn't look like much from the outside, but for "Tangerine" director Sean Baker, it was everything.

With bright yellow, bubble letters spelling out the humdrum name on two humdrum, sun-faded signs, the tiny, 24-hour, cash-only shop stands...