in about 100 words or less
US 88m, Colour
Director: Sean S. Baker; Cast: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O’Hagan, James Ransone
It’s Christmas Eve in Hollywood, and Sin-Dee Rella is a transgender sex worker who has just been released from prison only to find out that her fiance-pimp has been cheating on her with a woman. Shot on iPhone 5s smartphones, this is a remarkably well-made movie with a realistic look and feel. Filled with profanity and sexually explicit themes, Tangerine is a hilarious, sad and poignant story (Klaus Ming December 2016).