MLK Campus-Wide Celebration

Film and Discussion

MLK Week Film and Discussion
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
7:00pm - Emerson Suites

 

“Tangerine”

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her  boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra, 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.

Tangerine is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Sean S. Baker and written by Baker and Chris Bergoch, starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, and James Ransone. The story follows a transgender sex worker who discovers her boyfriend and pimp has been cheating on her. The film was shot with three iPhone 5s smartphones.

 

 

Awards

Detroit Film Critics Society Breakthrough Sean Baker Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Awards 2015 Audience Award Tangerine Won
Best Feature Tangerine Nominated
Breakthrough Actor Kitana Kiki Rodriguez Nominated
Mya Taylor Won
Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Sean Baker Nominated
Best Feature Tangerine Nominated
Best Female Lead Kitana Kiki Rodriguez Nominated
Best Supporting Female Mya Taylor Won
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Original Screenplay Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Mya Taylor Won