Critically-acclaimed film shot entirely on iphone featured at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (August 9, 2015) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to continue its summer premiere series with the one-night-only screenings of “Tangerine” — an award-winning, critically-acclaimed hit from the recent Sundance Film Festival that was shot entirely on an iphone with a mostly transgender cast. The film will show Monday, Aug. 17 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), 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 — “Starlet” and “Prince of Broadway” — brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. “Tangerine” follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., “Tangerine” defies expectation at every turn.
Critics are raving about “Tangerine”:
“It jumps off the screen and wows you like nobody’s business! A groundbreaking film that grabs you from the first frame!” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Uproarious! A must-see! Explodes with vitality!” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times
“A big-hearted work of insight and unapologetically wild humor!” — Variety
“Both hilarious and heart-attack serious. What’s extraordinary is that it’s everything an entertaining, old-fashioned, mainstream Hollywood comedy should be and no longer is!” — David Edelstein, New York
“Raucous and bawdy. By the end, Baker and his actors have led us to a place beyond comedy. You may still be laughing, but your breath catches a little on the way out!” — Stephanie Zacharek, The Village Voice
“Tangerine” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Monday, Aug. 17 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.