Updated Nov. 12, 2015:
Tangerine, a critically acclaimed film by director/co-writer Sean Baker and starring transgender actresses Mya Taylor and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, is now available on home video, on Blu-ray, DVD and digital.
In addition to Tangerine’s gritty, funny screenplay about trans sex workers in Hollywood, the film — which debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — is getting lots of attention for being shot on iPhones.
“The iPhone 5S had recently come out with its better camera. So we started thinking about how the iPhone could help us,” Baker says in a news release about Tangerine. “We realized it could be good for shooting with first-time actors because it wouldn’t intimidate them and the extras that we were grabbing off the street. It allowed us to shoot clandestinely.
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It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, "Generation Kill") 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. Director Sean Baker’s prior films (STARLET, PRINCE OF BROADWAY) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. TANGERINE follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., TANGERINE defies expectation at every turn. - See more at: http://www.magpictures.com/tangerine/#sthash.IlyBNAA5.dpuf