Tangerine

Tangerine

Director: Sean Baker

2015, USA, 88 minutes

 

Program Notes

It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown, and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez)
is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, Starlet, “Generation Kill”) hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles. This groundbreaking indie film was famously shot using only smartphones.
 
“A reinvigorating reminder of what indie filmmaking can–and should–do.”–David Ehrlich, Time Out
 
“A fast, raucously funny comedy about love and other misadventures.”–Manohla Dargis, The New York Times