Release date:July 10, 2015
MPAA Rating:R (for strong and disturbing sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, and drug use)
Screenwriters:Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Starring:Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Mickey O'Hagan, James Ransone
It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone) hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker's prior films ("Starlet," "Prince of Broadway") brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. "Tangerine" follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., "Tangerine" defies expectation at every turn.