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Sunday, Jul. 4, 2021
The Palais des Festivals, the central hub of the Cannes Film Festival, a massive bulwark of filmmaker-named halls and pristine movie screens, is about as close as you can get to a cinema temple. To enter, you must ascend red-carpeted steps.
But in the past 16 months, Cannes' Palais hasn'...
Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021
The Cannes Film Festival on Thursday unveiled a lineup of films from big-name auteurs — including Wes Anderson, Asghar Farhadi, Mia Hansen-Løve and Sean Penn — for its 74th edition, an in-person, summertime event that aims to make a stirring return in July after being canceled last year because...
Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
Production house Superprime has signed filmmaker Sean Baker to its roster for U.S. commercial representation.
Baker is a director, cinematographer, producer, screenwriter and editor best known for his independent films Tangerine and The Florida Project. Tangerine...
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...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Lady Bird and The Florida Project each won two honors at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. The marquee Best Picture mantle went to Lady Bird which also scored Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan.
Meanwhile The Florida Project earned Best...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
While the Cliff Notes’ version of writer/producer/director/editor Sean Baker’s filmography often first points to his revolutionary use of the iPhone camera to lens the critically acclaimed feature Tangerine, it’s about time to get past that breakthrough which in the big picture is a...
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...