Magnolia/Duplass Brothers/Through Films (Sean Baker, Karrie
Cox, Marcus Cox, Darren Dean & Shih-Ching Tsou)
W: Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch
DP: Sean Baker & Radium Cheung
Ed: Sean Baker
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez (Sin-Dee), Mya Taylor (Alexandra), James
Ransone (Chester), Mickey O'Hagan (Dinah), Karren Karagulian (Razmik)
Filmed entirely using an iPhone app (FiLMIC pro) on a modest
budget of $100,000, Tangerine follows two transsexual prostitutes as they try to reunite with their pimp, whom one of them is in a relationship with.
The rest of the film is padded out with taxi cab confessions
and other various characters, and though there is some good dialogue and the characters are reasonably well fleshed out, it's just a little too experimental for conventional tastes.
As a short film, this may have worked a lot better, although
it did present Sean Baker with his breakthrough, which he followed up with the quite excellent The Florida Project (qv) in 2017.