Thursday 8th February 2018 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Precocious six-year old Moonee lives with her mother in a rundown motel in Orlando. Together with her mischievous band of best friends, Moonee runs around unsupervised all day scoring free ice cream, spitting on cars and generally behaving in ways that are both infuriating and endearing to motel manager Bobby (Willem Dafoe). The childhood wonder and adventure of Moonee and her friends are threatened, however, when her mother, Halley, resorts to increasingly reckless lengths to provide for her daughter. Director Sean Baker casts a compassionate eye on America’s modern day “hidden homeless” in this poignant tale of lost innocence.
USA 2017 – directed by Sean Baker – with Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince – 111 min
Glorious and gorgeous – THE NEW YORK TIMES
One of the best and toughest films about childhood ever – ROLLING STONE