Previously at the ICA - Films
3 Nov 2017 – 5 Nov 2017
Set among families living on the poverty line in a series of budget motels in Orlando, The Florida Project follows the summer adventures of two 6-year-old girls, Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and Jancey (Valeria Cotto). Living in neighbouring motels, Moonee and Jancey, and their friends Scooty and Dickey, run amok unsupervised and frequently get under the feet of Bobby (Willem Dafoe), the tough-but-tender manager of the Magic Castle Motel, where Moonee lives with her explosive 22-year-old mother Halley (Bria Vinaite).
Inspired by Hal Roach's Our Gang films of the 1920s and 1930s, the perils and pleasures of childhood have never felt so vivid or alive.
The Florida Project, dir. Sean Baker, USA 2017, 115 mins