Tangerine

Tuesday Jul 7, 2015
7:15PMDoors Open
7:45PMLive Music
8:30PMFilm Begins
10:00PMQ&A with Filmmaker Sean Baker

VENUE
The Jay Walk at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
On the roof of John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Midtown West
860 11th Ave New York, NY 10019
A, B, C, D to 59th Street Columbus Circle

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Sean Baker’s rowdy tale of a transgender prostitute searching for the pimp who broke her heart


THE FILMS

Tangerine (Sean Baker | USA | 88 min.)
Shot entirely on an iPhone 5S, Sean Baker's big-hearted third feature film is an innovative, confident, and highly affecting piece of filmmaking, sure to change the way we think about movies in the context of our rapidly shifting cinematic landscape. Set in sun-blistered streets of Los Angeles, Tangerine follows Sin-Dee (the extraordinary Kiki Kitana Rodriguez), a transgender woman prowling Hollywood on Christmas Eve in search of the pimp who left her heartbroken.

Stripped down, yet technically unprecedented, the film confidently tackles issues of sex, gender and race with comic exuberance and self-assurance. From Tangerine's electric opening moments to its bittersweet finale, the Trans sub-culture is rendered relatable, universal, palpable and personal, and further establishes Sean Baker as a talented young filmmaker with plenty of guts and a lot imagination.

In theaters July 10th, 2015.

– S.W.

MUSIC

Dai Burger
Dai Burger is a Hip-Pop star, fashion icon, trendsetter and your not-so-typical role model! Dai Burger’s lyrics boast of female empowerment and sexual liberation for all. She masters the art of appealing to her core audience, all while entertaining and gaining the attention of corporate industry officials. Her fan base rang- ing from New York to Los Angeles, with recent requests pouring in from overseas, including but not limited to Canada, London and Italy! Dai Burger’s growing success can be attributed to her numerous mixtapes and videos which drove the Internet into Burger Frenzies! Her debut mixtape, “MyMixxxyTape” with the hit single “Wild Thing” and its vividly sexy and fun video, first got the tri-state tuning in. She then followed up with “Raw Burger the LP” sporting a beach body and oozing burger as cover art, and it then was clear; The Burger Brand was not to be underestimated. Her latest “IN YA MOUF” (2014) has really upped the ante, gaining Dai notoriety on larger scales than ever before! With “Souffle” as the lead single and a video truly worthy of being premiered via Interview Magazine, The release of “IN YA MOUF” was so highly-anticipated, it was released via Complex Magazine. Dai Burger has been featured as Rolling Stone’s Artist to Watch (2014) as well as being named one of the Top 5 Female Rappers of 2014 by the notable Refinery29. The lists goes on andon...

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