Sundance kicks off this week, and while we’re packing up our boots and parkas for Utah, we’ve got a few looks at some of the work that will be premiering there this weekend, and will no doubt be on your radar this year. Back at SXSW in 2012, we became huge fans of Sean Baker and his film, “Starlet.” A sensitive and lyrical portrayal of an unlikely friendship between porn actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly Sadie (Besedka Johnson), Baker’s approach to portraying the seedy porn world of the San Fernando Valley was unlike anything we’ve seen (we may have called it “mumbleporn” in our review). He’s back with his latest film, “Tangerine,” premiering in the Sundance 2015 NEXT program, and we’ve got some exclusive stills to share.
Co-starring the most excellent James Ransone, who played a no good boyfriend in “Starlet,” and appears to be playing a similar character here, the film follows the odyssey of working girls Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) and Alexandra (Mya Taylor) on a Christmas Eve in Hollywood. The photos don’t give up much info about the newcomers, but capture a few moments from their journey, as well as Ransone as Sin-Dee’s pimp boyfriend.
Check out the photos. “Tangerine” premieres in Park City on Friday, 1/23 at 5:30 PM at the Library Center Theater.
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