SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 7:15 p.m., MAIN ART THEATRE, ROYAL OAK
Join us THIS Saturday, November 18 at 7:15 pm at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak to watch “The Florida Project.” We will meet inside the theater (there is a sitting room inside the front door to the right) and go in at 7:00. Please note that sometimes it takes a long time to find a parking place so be sure to arrive a little early. The movie is rated R and is 1 hour and 55 minutes long.
“Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey (Valeria Cotto), a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter. From the director of Tangerine.”