Cinematique Presents: "The Florida Project"

Nov 20, 2017

From Monday, December 11th, to Wednesday, December 13th, The Florida Project will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

A six-year-old girl and her two best friends run wild on the grounds of a week-by-week motel complex on the edge of Orlando's Disney World in Sean Baker's depiction of childhood on the margins, a film of fierce energy, tenderness, and great beauty. 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 fearlessly explore the utterly unique world around them. Her delicate fantasy, however, is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter. Stars Golden Globe Nominee Willem Defoe.

From the Critics:

“Vibrant and brimming with vitality, this is empathic towards its subjects but fiercely critical of the system that victimises them. The performances of Vinaite, Dafoe and Prince will stay with you.”

Helen O’hara, Empire Movies Online

“It doesn't just show what its characters go through, it observes. It notices. It studies. This is a film that pays attention to the little details that communicate huge feelings.”

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).