"All men cheat, that's why it's called our 'trade'. Out here it's all about our hustle." (From the film)


SUMMARY

The most original Christmas movie, ever.

This might be the most original Christmas movie ever made with its edgy screenplay, outstanding cast and playful cinematography. Trans sex-worker Sin-Dee Rella is released after a twenty-eight day stint in jail and finds out her boyfriend has been cheating on her with a "real" woman. She gets mad and the witch-hunt in Tinseltown begins. Produced by the Duplass brothers and directed by Sean Baker, who used three iPhone 5s cameras to film, Tangerine is among the most innovative films of this year through both its story and technique. The Oscar campaign spearheaded by the Duplass brothers to put the amazing performances of lead actresses Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor on the Academy's radar is a first in history for transsexual actresses.

FESTIVALS

2015 SEATTLE, SUNDANCE

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Sean Baker is an American filmmaker based in New York. His previous work includes the Spirit Award-nominated films Take Out (2004) and The Prince of Broadway (2008) and Starlet (2012). Tangerine, his latest, was released in 2015.

CREDITS


  • Director
    SEAN BAKER
  • Screenplay
    SEAN BAKER, CHRIS BERGOCH
  • Cinematography
    RADIUM CHEUNG, SEAN BAKER
  • Editing
    SEAN BAKER
  • Music
    MATTHEW SMITH
  • Cast
    KITANA KIKI RODRIGUEZ, MYA TAYLOR, KARREN KARAGULIAN, MICKEY O’HAGAN, ALLA TUMANYAN
  • Producer
    DARREN DEAN, SHIH-CHING TSOU, MARCUS COX, KARRIE COX, SEAN BAKER
  • Production Co.
    MAGNOLIA PICTURES, DUPLASS BROTHERS PRODUCTIONS AND THROUGH FILMS
  • Distributor
    KURMACA,