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The Florida Project doesn’t have the hook of Sean Baker’s first film, Tangerine (a.k.a “the iPhone movie”), but according to The A.V. Club’s own A.A. Dowd, it’s got all of the charm. Dowd caught The Florida Project at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where he said, “[w]hat’s perhaps most miraculous about it is the way [the film] stays true to the real challenges facing what the writer-director has called ‘the hidden homeless’ while also maintaining a mood of a vibrant, funny celebration.”

If you live in Chicago and would you’d like to check out this vivid, empathetic film that also features “one of [Willem] Dafoe’s funniest and most moving performances,” well, you’re in luck. This coming Monday, September 19, we’re co-hosting a screening of the film with writer-director Baker in person, and you can join us for free if you sign up here. That’s Monday, September 19, at 7:00 PM at the Landmark Century Cinema on Clark. Just be sure to arrive early if you want to make sure you get a seat.

You can watch the trailer for The Florida Project below.

 

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