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Friday, October 6, 2017 | 8:15 PM
The Isis Theatre
406 East Hopkins Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 7:30 PM
The Crystal Theater
427 Main Street, Carbondale, CO 81623


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 and her rebellious mother, Halley, over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. With The Florida Project, Sean Baker gives life and a voice to a community rarely seen on screen. Through the winsome eyes and pained glances of Moonee, Halley, and Bobby, Baker has created a spellbinding and transformative portrait of contemporary lives lived in the margins that are otherwise too easily forgotten. The Florida Project declares, boldly and proudly, that anywhere can be a Magic Kingdom—it just depends on how you see it. (USA, 2017)


Director  Sean Baker

Written by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch

With Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Bria Vinaite


Run Time: 1 hr 55 min.