Sunday, February 7, 2016


Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor/Producer Sean Baker’s Tangerine is a clever and exciting film.
Shot on an iPhone5, makes it a first such work to earn a Spirit Award nomination for Best Feature.

Non-actors Kitana Kiki Rodriquez and Mya Taylor are, also, nominated for Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Female, as well; a tribute to the LGBT community in this story of a transgender hooker who is out to get her pimp for being unfaithful to her while she was in lockup. 

There is, also, a hilarious side-story of an Armenian cab driver (Karren Karagulian), whose meddling mother-in-law uncovers his proclivity for transgender lovers.

Though the script is erratic, this is an enjoyable and groundbreaking film.  It's amazing what can be created with a budget of only $125,000.

I give Tangerine a 3.9 out of 5.

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