Women Week: Tangerine

14.3, 22:00
Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Tickets are available at 03-6060800 ext. 9

or via Cinematheque web site – click on English menu and select the date

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Dir: Sean Baker
USA 2015, 87 minutes, English with Hebrew sub.

Independent Spirit Awards: Winner of Best Supporting Female – Mya Taylor. Nominated for Best Director, Best Feature, Best Female Lead – Kitana Kiki Rodriguez,

Winner of Felix Award – Rio De Janeiro Film Festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015 – Won Independent Camera
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015 – Won Directors to Watch
London Film Festival 2015 – Official Competition
Traverse City Film Festival 2015 – Won Stanley Kubrick Award
Deauville Film Festival 2015 – Won Jury Prize
Rio De Janeiro Film Festival – Won Felix Award

It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, 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, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity.

Director Sean Baker’s prior films brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. Tangerine follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. Exhibiting fierce chemistry with his actors to fashion a dazzlingly distinctive film filled with humor and heart, Baker’s talent is on full display. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the real streets of L.A.,Tangerine defies expectation—a veritable cinematic jolt. — (synopsis from Sundance Institute).