"All men cheat, that's why it's called our 'trade'. Out here it's all about our hustle." (From the film)
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.
2015 SEATTLE, SUNDANCE
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.