An American slice-of-life drama, The Florida Project, is to be screened at the next sitting of the Athlone Film Club which will take place in the Dean Crowe Theatre on Tuesday, December 17, at 8pm.
Directed by Sean Baker and starring Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, the film tells the story of six-year-old Moonie (Brooklynn Prince ) who lives with her mother Halley (Bria Vinaite ) in a Florida motel. Along with her friends, Moonie spends the summer exploring the urban wilderness and getting into every sort of mischief. Halley, meanwhile, desperately tries to make ends meet. Kind but stern manager Bobby (Willem Dafoe ) tries to keep his patience as rent goes unpaid and the hyperactive kids run wild.
In his follow-up to the acclaimed 'Tangerine', director Sean Baker cements his reputation as one of the great chroniclers of forgotten America.
The Florida Project is a deeply sympathetic portrait of one small, neglected community. It's the wildly energetic kids who really allow this remarkable film to soar, however - few films about childhood have ever felt this authentic.
The Athlone Film Club screening of The Florida Project is hosted by Fine Food & Wine Co.