Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs presents a special screening of “Starlet,” with a live Q&A Session with the film’s director Sean Baker, co-writer Chris Bergoch and Boone (The Dog in “Starlet”) this Saturday, November 17 at 7:55 p.m.
“Starlet” stars Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson and James Ransone and is a story of an unlikely friendship that forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie’s yard sale.
“Starlet” explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson) after their worlds collide in California’s San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her Chihuahua Starlet, while Sadie passes her days alone, tending to her garden. After a confrontation at a yard sale, Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from Sadie’s past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems. Director Sean Baker continues in the naturalistic style of his previous films, the Spirit Award nominated “Prince of Broadway” and “Take Out,” capturing the rhythms of everyday life with a rare authenticity. Featuring exceptional debut performances by Dree Hemingway (great granddaughter of Ernest and daughter of Mariel) and 85 year-old Besedka Johnson.- Camelot Theatres
“Starlet” is not rated and has a run-time of 1 hour and 43 minutes.
Camelot Theatres are located at 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA (see map).
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Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones & no texting, please don’t talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don’t forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.
-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com