Ep 303: Sean Baker & James Ransone • Jeff Lipsky

Jul 08, 2015

[9 mins. 30 secs.] The guests in segment 1 are "Tangerine" director Sean Baker and his lead actor James Ransone ("Inside Man", "The Wire"). The film, shot entirely using three iPhone 5s cameras, unfolds over the course of Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (Ransone) hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), 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, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. "Tangerine" will be screening at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and at the Sunshine Cinema 5 in NYC and many other cities beginning Friday, July 10th. Check here for further details.

[33 mins] On segment 2 the guest is filmmaker/distributor Jeff Lipsky who discusses his company Adopt Films as well as his new film "Mad Women". The film stars Lipsky regular Reed Birney ("House of Cards") and is about a mother (Christina Starbuck) of 3 daughters (one died at the age of three) who commits a crime of conscience and becomes radicalized in prison; she turns into an idealist run amok, determined to change her little corner of the world for the better. Her middle daughter (Kelsey Lynn Stokes), with a physician for a father (Birney), an older sister who joins Doctors Without Borders, and a baby sister who dies, is fanatically trying to find a place for herself in this family of overachievers. "Mad Women" will screen at the Village East Cinema in NYC beginning Friday, July 10th. Check here for more details and screening in other cities.

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