The Florida Project

The Florida Project

A FILM BY: Sean Baker
WRITTEN BY: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
STARRING: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe

***Director Sean Baker in-person | CLICK HERE to purchase tickets | Presented by the Chicago Film Society***

An unvarnished work about people living on the margins and continually flirting with homelessness, incarceration, and Child Protective Services, THE FLORIDA PROJECT could fit snugly within a classic 'social problem film' framework, but luckily Sean Baker's celluloid north star is Hal Roach rather than Stanley Kramer. Six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) could hold her own with OUR GANG any day of the week, whether she's spitting on cars over a railing or accidentally setting abandoned buildings ablaze. This unassuming film is so rigorous in maintaining its child's-eye-view that the eventual rupture is heartbreaking beyond words. Gorgeously photographed in 35mm by Alexis Zabe, THE FLORIDA PROJECT was initially distributed digitally; we are proud to present the Chicago premiere of this unique print.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 112 mins
Format: 35mm