One of the most acclaimed independent filmmakers working today is Sean Baker. After several films such as “Prince of Broadway” and “Starlet”, he really broke through with the critically acclaimed “Tangerine” in 2015 and “The Florida Project” in 2017.
Both films have landed in numerous Best of the Year lists of their respective years, and 2021’s Simon Rex-directed “Red Rocket” has also received rave reviews. He became a famous director for making films about outcasts and people living on the margins of society, telling inclusive and very human stories without heaviness.
Right now he’s working on his next movie, “Anora,” and during an update on it with Kinotico (via World of Reel), he talked about the current state of American cinema and the impact of his changes in recent years on future films. filmmakers:
“American cinema has become more reactionary. Anything that can be called uncontroversial should now be commented on. People talk about it. The videos are made on TikTok.
It bothers me because the discussion turns to anger and defense. Or turns into an attack, not into an argument… There are young talents who are unable to express themselves freely for fear of the backlash.
It also indicates that studios carefully consider what people say about a film and consider the controversy that could erupt should they release a “problematic” feature film.
He then discussed his next film, which he says has already wrapped production and is by far his biggest movie to date, costing a little more than “The Florida Project.” He adds that thematically, the tone is “closer to comedy” and “is in line with my previous films”. No release date has yet been set for it.