Film still from <em>The Florida Project</em>. Image courtesy of Roadshow Distribution.

Film still from The Florida Project. Image courtesy of Roadshow Distribution.

The Florida Project

  • Thu 17 May 2018
  • 7—9:05PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $15
  • Concession $12 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Bookings essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: R13

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother.

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood.

Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. 

Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.  

US, 2017, Colour, 111min., Rated R13, Dir. Sean Baker

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Film poster from <em>The Florida Project</em>. Image courtesy of Roadshow Distribution.

Film poster from The Florida Project. Image courtesy of Roadshow Distribution.

Film still from <em>The Florida Project</em>. Image courtesy of Roadshow Distribution.

Film still from The Florida Project. Image courtesy of Roadshow Distribution.

Film still from <em>The Florida Project</em>. Image courtesy of Roadshow Distribution.

Film still from The Florida Project. Image courtesy of Roadshow Distribution.

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