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There’s a plethora of films set around Christmas time, but a new film set on Christmas Eve comes to Tyneside Cinema starting with its first screening Friday 20th November, and Tangerine is sure to be one that really stands out from the Christmas crowd, all the way up until it’s final screening on Thursday 26th November.

Shot entirely on an iPhone 5, director Sean S. Baker brings up-to-the-minute filmmaking, shattering usual cinematic conventions to bring to life the script he co wrote with Chris Bergoch. This is an old fashioned comedy at its core, a high energy romp that sees a working girl tearing through tinsel town the night before Christmas, in search of the pimp who broke her heart.

There’s a raw exuberance to the film, with honesty and humour throughout, brought to the screen through two vivid performance s from Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor.

Produced by popular indie film stalwarts The Duplass Brothers, the film has garnered many favourable reviews, having been a success at film festivals all over the world.

There’s a bonus at each screening, with award-winning short I Am Sam, from Tyneside Cinema’s own Northern Stars young filmmakers also getting a showing. Friday 20th November’s screening also marks Transgender Remembrance Day, as members of Be: Trans Support and Development North take part in a panel discussion.

Tangerine is on at Tyneside Cinema from Friday 20th November until its final showing on Thursday 26th November

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