"The Florida Project" isn't a Disney movie. It's more of a "next-to-Disney" movie. The film by Sean Baker ("Tangerine") looks at life from the perspective of a six-year-old girl living in a transient motel with her irresponsible single mother in Orlando, in the shadow of the Magic Kingdom.
In my four-star review, I said it was a movie that what both one of the most entertaining I had seen this year and also one of the saddest, “a movie with both the gritty authenticity of a slice-of-life documentary and more heart and laughs than most big Hollywood comedies.”
So I think it'll be a great one to talk about at this month's Cap Times Movie Chat, taking place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at AMC Dine-in Madison 6, 430 N. Midvale Blvd. Come see the movie (if you're an AMC Stubs member, buy at the box office to get a discounted price), and stay in the theater after to talk about the film.
We'll have Cap Times T-shirts and other swag to give away. Hope to see you there!