Starlet, Sean Baker, Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Music Box Films
STARLET, a film by Sean Baker starring Dree Hemingway and Besedka Johnson, will be released by Music Box Films in New York and Los Angeles on November 9th, 2012. An Official Selection for the SXSW Film Festival 2012, Winner for Outstanding Acting - Besedka Johnson - SXSW Film Festival 2012 and Official Selection for the Locarno Film Festival 2012.
Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21-year-old Jane (Dree Hemingway), and 85-year-old Sadie (Besedka Johnson), two women whose worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates, Melissa and Mikey, while taking care of her Chihuahua, Starlet. Sadie, an elderly widow, passes her days alone, tending to her flower garden.
After a confrontation between the two women at Sadie's yard sale, Jane uncovers a hidden stash of money inside a relic from Sadie's past. Jane attempts to befriend the caustic older woman in an effort to solve her dilemma and secrets emerge as their relationship grows.
Starlet is Sean Baker's follow-up to the acclaimed Prince of Broadway, winner of the Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Written by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch, the film also stars Stella Maeve and James Ransone.
TRT: 105 minutes