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Starlet

Baker, Sean; Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson) after their worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her chihuahua Starlet, while Sadie passes her days alone, tending to her garden. After a confrontation at a yard sale, Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from Sadie's past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems. Director Sean Baker continues in the naturalistic style of his previous films, the Spirit Award nominated Prince of Broadway and Take Out, capturing the rhythms of everyday life with a rare authenticity. Featuring exceptional debut performances by Dree Hemingway (great granddaughter of Ernest and daughter of Mariel) and 85 year-old Besedka Johnson, who received a Special Jury Recognition at SxSW, Starlet is at once provocative, haunting, unpredictable, and surprisingly sweet. Film Independent Spirit Awards 2013 - John Cassavetes Award Nominee Film Independent Spirit Awards 2013 - Robert Altman Award Recipient Winner! Locarno International Film Festival 2012 - First Prize Junior Jury Locarno International Film Festival 2012 Golden Leopard Award Nominee - Sean Baker Winner! Hamptons International Film Festival 2011 - Breakthrough Performer, Dree Hemingway Winner! Reykjavik International Film Festival 2011 - Fipresci Critics' Award Winner! SXSW Film Festival 2011 - Special Jury Prize
Performers
Features: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve, James Ransone, Karren Karagulian
Release Date
2012
Language
In: English
Notes
  • In Process Record.
  • Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Music Box Films in 2012.
Publisher no.
1140269 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 104 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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