Nov 21, 2012
Sean Baker's singular little ultra-indie is a strikingly unsentimental study in female friendship between unmoored souls in L.A.'s bleached, glamour-challenged San Fernando Valley. The relationship between twentysomething Jane (Dree Hemingway, the fresh-faced daughter of Mariel), relatively new in town, and eightysomething SoCal oldtimer Sadie (Besedka Johnson, an amazing nonpro discovery) unfolds with a matter-of-fact integrity that accepts all personal quirks, weaknesses, and sorrows as human and worthy of love. A–
Nov 20, 2012
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See STARLET this weekend!
Showtimes for Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5: 2:20 4:45 7:20 10:10
Showtimes for Landmark Sunshine NYC: Starlet 12:05 2:15 4:30 7:00 9:50
Nov 4, 2012
Sean Baker's Starlet stars Dree Hemingway (Ernest's great-granddaughter) as Jane, a 21-year-old "girl next door" porn performer whose off-hours are spent getting high in the Valley house she shares with fellow "starlet" Melissa (Stella Maeve) and Melissa's small-time impresario boyfriend (James Ransone). The story in the movie, which screens at AFI Fest before opening in theaters on Nov. 9, is the stuff of company town cliche: A newcomer arrives in Los Angeles, floats without a permanent address and gets mixed up in porn. That's also what happened to Baker behind the scenes.
In 2010, Baker decamped from New York to L.A. to work on Warren the Ape, an MTV-produced spinoff of the IFC/Fox cult puppet television show Greg the Bunny, which Baker co-created. His plan was to....(read more)....
Don't just take our word for it. STARLET was named by INDIEWIRE as one of 10 MUST SEE Indie films in November!
Why is it a "Must See"? Sean Baker follows up his film festival hit "Prince of Broadway" with "Starlet," which premiered at SXSW earlier this year. The cross-generational story follows 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson), two women who form a complicated and unlikely relationship. Naturalistic in the same vein as "Broadway," the film continues to suggest Baker as a young American filmmaker to watch.
"Ms. Hemingway gives Jane an offbeat charm that steers “Starlet” away from sentimentality, and a generosity that is of a piece with its gentle humanist vision." NY Times
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