The Florida Project

Wednesday, January 23
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1hr 55mins // directed by:Sean Baker // featuring:Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite // 35mm

Co-presented by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, featuring a post-film panel discussion on homelessness and housing issues in our community. 

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.

Wide Lens is supported by a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation.