The Florida Project

The Florida Project

26 Mar | 7:30 PM
Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

112 min | NC16

The Florida Project tells the story of Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), a precocious six-year-old and her ragtag group of friends. The children’s summer break is filled with wonder, mischief and adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times. Our story takes place just outside of Orlando, the vacation capital of the world and home to “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Along the main highway that runs through the land of theme parks and resorts, budget motels that once attracted tourists by exploiting the Disney mystique, now house homeless families. Moonee and her twenty-two year old mother, Halley (Bria Vinaite), live at one such establishment — The Magic Castle Motel. The closest thing Moonee has to a father is Bobby (Oscar nominee William Dafoe), the motel’s manager, a guarded and diligent man who is taunted by the children’s antics. Halley has lost her job and a new girl the same age as Moonee has moved in at the motel next door – it’s going to be an eventful summer.

Nowhere else are Time and Space displaced as magically as in the many darkened cinema halls we step into. As the film roll begins to flicker and fill the hall with sound and light, reality gives way to places and times quite different from our own. Time becomes suspended, sped up, and slowed down all in a matter of 110 minutes – or whatever length of time the editor chooses to tell the story through. Spellbound, we lose track of time altogether.

Out of Time thus presents a set of films that navigate the ebb and flow of Time to bring you stories about how Time can connect, disconnect, memorialise, and ultimately express our experiences beneath a united cosmos.