'The Florida Project' opens, 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' continues at the Ross
“The Florida Project” is opening Nov. 10 and “Goodbye Christopher Robin” continues at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” is an unforgettably poignant look at childhood.
This film is set on a stretch of highway jut outside the imagines utopia of Disney World. “The Florida Project” follows 6-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her rebellious mother Hally (Bria Vinaite) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe). Bobby’s stern exterior hides his deep kindness and compassion.
Despite Moonee’s harsh surroundings, she has no trouble making each day a celebration of life with her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventures as she and her ragtag playmates fearlessly explore the utter unique world into which they’ve been thrown.
Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore dangerous possibilities to provide for her daughter.
“The Florida Project,” which is rated R for language, disturbing behavior, sexual references and some drug material, will play at the Ross through Nov. 23.
“Goodbye Christopher Robin,” directed by Simon Curtis, will continue to show at the Ross.
This film gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of “Winnie the Pooh.”
Christopher Robin and his family, including his mother Daphne and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after World War I.
“Goodbye Christopher Robin,” which is rated PG for thematic elements, some bullying, war images and brief language, will continue to show at the Ross through Nov. 16.
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