For his follow-up to the riotous underground comedy Tangerine, writer-director Sean Baker heads south to the Sunshine State, where he turns his camera on the occupants of a purple-painted motel called The Magic Castle. The Florida Project, which starts trickling into theaters tomorrow, traces the ups and downs of the establishment’s cast of impoverished characters, including the tough-love manager played by a superbly funny Willem Dafoe. On this episode of Film Club, A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky discuss why Baker’s moving, uproarious slice of life may be one of the best movies of the year.

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