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DIRECTOR Sean Baker
CAST Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O’Hagan
This comedy drama, inventively shot on an iPhone, follows a transgender woman in LA, determined to find the woman her boyfriend has been seeing while she was in prison.
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This whirlwind comedy drama follows a transgender woman, recently released from jail, who goes in search of the woman her boyfriend has been seeing while she was incarcerated. Set on Christmas Eve in sunny Los Angeles, Baker (The Florida Project) filmed his debut entirely on an iPhone – and it looks amazing. Revel in its wit, humour, sun-soaked visuals and examination of a community we rarely see on screen.
(2015 USA 84 mins)
This euphoric night-before-Christmas revenge caper is one of the year’s most purely enjoyable films … Much has been made of the fact that Baker shot his film on three iPhone 5s, using a clip on anamorphic lens – an impressive feat considering how gorgeous the final product is. Baker glides his camera across the sun-smeared vista of Hollywood at Christmas time, turning the grime and dust into something sparkly and wondrous. And as seen in his previous work, Baker has a way of directing his actors that gets the best out of them. He ekes every last ounce of comedy and dramatic value out of their physical performances using the superb soundtrack to parallel emotion. Katherine McLaughlin, Little White Lies
BBFC advice: Contains strong language, sex, sex references and drug use
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Festival tickets: Over 30s £7; 30 & under £5*
*except for The Wizard of Oz and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Weekend festival pass: Over 30s £21; 30 & under £15
Buy a weekend 1 festival pass
The weekend pass (available for each weekend) will allow you to come to any festival ﬁlm over that weekend. You can buy the passes online and collect them at the cinema, but please book your tickets for the ﬁlms you wish to attend separately (you won’t have to pay but you will then be able to reserve your place) and bring your pass with you at all times.
Please note there are no allocated seats in the Studio Screen – you may select seats on a first come first served basis. The seating is raked.
This screening and the Rainbow Film Festival are made possible by the BFI’s Film Audience Network, with the support of The National Lottery.