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Starlet, directed by Sean Baker, and official selections at SXSW Film Festival 2012 and Locarno Film Festival 2012, will open in New York and Los Angeles on November 9th.

Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21-year-old Jane played by Dree Hemingway, and 85-year-old Sadie played by Besedka Johnson. Besedka Johnson is the winner of the OUTSTANDING ACTING award at SXSW 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. ]

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