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By on November 14, 2012

Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama
Release Year: 2012
Country: USA
Runtime: 103
Rating: 6.8 (235)
Languages: English
Director: Sean Baker
Sound: Dolby Digital

  • Yours is the life they've chosen

  • Writing by: Sean Baker – writer
    Chris Bergoch – writer

    Produced by: Blake Ashman – producer
    Sean Baker – producer
    Liz Beebe – associate producer
    Chris Bergoch – associate producer
    Giancarlo Canavesio – executive producer
    Radium Cheung – co-producer
    Kevin Chinoy – producer
    Julie Cummings – associate producer
    Patrick Cunningham – producer
    Ted Hope – executive producer
    Saemi Kim – executive producer
    Saerom Kim – executive producer
    Chris Maybach – producer
    Francesca Silvestri – producer
    Sol Tryon – executive producer
    Shih-Ching Tsou – executive producer

    Cast: Dree Hemingway – Jane
    Besedka Johnson – Sadie
    James Ransone – Mikey
    Asa Akira – Herself
    Dean Andre – Cab Driver
    Dave Bean – Police Officer #1
    Liz Beebe – Gracie
    Chris Bergoch – Poor Schlub
    Eric Eckstein – Tess Fan
    Manuel Ferrara – Himself
    Cesar Garcia – Repo Man

    Music: Keith Power
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    Plot: STARLET explores the unlikely cross-generational friendship between 21 year-old Jane (Dree Hemingway), and the elderly Sadie (Besedka Johnson), two women whose worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley. Jane, an aspiring actress, spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates, Melissa and Mikey (Stella Maeve and James Ransone), while caring for her Chihuahua, Starlet. Sadie, a widow, passes her days alone, tending to her flower garden. After a confrontation between the women at Sadie's yard sale, Jane uncovers a hidden stash of money inside a relic from Sadie's past. Jane attempts to befriend the caustic older woman in an effort to solve her dilemma and secrets emerge as their relationship grows. Director Sean Baker continues in the naturalistic style of his previous films, the award-winning and Spirit Award nominees PRINCE OF BROADWAY and TAKE OUT, capturing the rhythms of everyday life with an authenticity rarely seen in cinema. Featuring a pair of 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 for her performance at SXSW. STARLET is at once provocative, haunting, unpredictable, and surprisingly sweet.

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