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, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have tapped independent American film-maker Sean Baker ('Tangerine') to write and direct an original short film featuring the brand's Spring collection for men and women.
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Mya Taylor, in an radio interview with Terry Gross, revealed that, much like her character Alexandra, she had worked as a prostitute in Hollywood. See more »
While on the bus the date flashes on the screen revealing that film takes place on December 24, 2014. However, all of the posters and billboards of movies are for movies released in January or February of 2014, revealing that was around the time when filming took place. See more »
My friend put me on to this, with no mention at all of what it was about... so totally unexpected. What I really liked about Tangerine is that it didn't pull its punches. None of the main characters are 100% hero or villain... everyone is sad/funny/cruel/kind at some point. I can't say I'd want to hang out with ANYONE in this movie... but they're all presented as complex characters, people, which is great.
I can see why John Waters liked it, it does remind me a bit of his earlier films with their various crazed characters in crazed worlds... though Tangerine feels much more real and gritty than any of those Waters films, which were heavy with fantasy.
Anyway, it's excellent... I hope it garners a huge following and we start getting more films like this and less superhero trash.
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