The Florida Project [Out of Time]Organised by: NUS Centre For the Arts
Performed by: Directed by Sean Baker | Starring Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
The Florida Project tells the story of Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), a precocious six-year-old and her ragtag group of friends. The children's summer break is filled with wonder, mischief and adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times. Our story takes place just outside of Orlando, the vacation capital of the world and home to "The Most Magical Place on Earth." Along the main highway that runs through the land of theme parks and resorts, budget motels that once attracted tourists by exploiting the Disney mystique, now house homeless families. Moonee and her twenty-two year old mother, Halley (Bria Vinaite), live at one such establishment — The Magic Castle Motel. The closest thing Moonee has to a father is Bobby (Oscar nominee William Dafoe), the motel's manager, a guarded and diligent man who is taunted by the children's antics. Halley has lost her job and a new girl the same age as Moonee has moved in at the motel next door - it's going to be an eventful summer.