The Florida Project
Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s THE FLORIDA PROJECT is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moon’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.
Films are free and start at sunset. Seating is on a first come basis. Cash bar and taco truck available. In event of inclement weather, screenings will be moved indoors.
June 13th: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH [PRIDE PORTLAND EVENT]
June 20th: LADY BIRD
June 27th: SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN
July 4th: -NO FILM-
July 11th: STOP MAKING SENSE
July 18th: GIRLS TRIP
July 25th: ENDLESS SUMMER [THANKS TO BRUCE BROWN FILMS]
August 1st: SHAUN OF THE DEAD
August 8th: IT
August 15th: THE FLORIDA PROJECT
August 22nd: BLACK PANTHER
August 29th: SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS