The Florida Project
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Mixing Hollywood flair with the element of surprise, Talk Cinema offers sneak previews of new independent and foreign films. Audiences arrive at the theater not knowing in advance what will be screened and are among the first to see a new movie and then engage in a critical discussion led by film scholars and special guests – destined to start conversations before the films ever come out.
Films are personally selected by Talk Cinema founder Harlan Jacobson, the nationally recognized film critic whose signature guarantees quality selections from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and other internationally ranked film festivals. The selection may be an award-winning drama, an outrageous indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit.
Our first film of the season is The Florida Project, a 2017 American drama film directed by Sean Baker. A Directors’ Fortnight section selection at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, it stars Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Kimberly Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera and Caleb Landry Jones. The title derives from the early project name for the Walt Disney World Resort, located near the setting of the film. The evening’s host is Kevin Sandler, a film and media studies professor at ASU specializing in U.S. popular media, censorship, media convergence and animation.