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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Starlet
Director Sean Baker
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 104'
  • Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve, James Ransone, Karren Karagulian
  • E: Sean Baker
  • G: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
  • F: Radium Cheung
  • DA: Mari Yui
  • S: Irin Strauss
  • M: Manual
  • P: Blake Ashman-Kipervaser
  • PE: Ted Hope
  • CP: Freestyle Picture Company, Cre Film, Mangusta Productions
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A modern-day The Odd Couple set in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Always with her Chihuahua Starlet by her side, the drop-dead gorgeous Jane (Dree Hemingway, daughter of Mariel) sports an array of short shorts, lives in a nondescript, carpeted manor with two pot-smoking, videogame-playing compadres and doesn’t seem to hold a steady job. (Is she in show business?) Elderly Sadie (Besedka Johnson, cast at a local YMCA), widowed and crotchety, has a constant chip on her shoulder. She dreams of Paris, and gets her kicks losing at Bingo. The two have a run-in at Sadie’s yard sale, where Jane buys a thermos she thinks will work well as a vase; while cleaning it, she discovers a hidden stash of ten thousand dollars. Sean Baker’s rapturously shot, always-enthralling feature observes these two women inhabit their spaces, and meditates on the true meaning of friendship. Baker and his superb actors –including marvelous supporting turns from James Ransone and Stella Maeve– let the rich detail soak in, and permit the dramatic action to unfold with the feeling of time lived. To say more about the intricacies of the well-calibrated script would be giving too much of the fun away, but suffice it to say that, in the Renoirian Starlet, everyone has their reasons. MP


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