The Florida Project is a beautiful film about people and life and survival. Sean Baker has shown us the underbelly of American culture that we normally don't get to see; these people aren't known and are the outcasts of society. Much like Andrea Arnold's masterpiece, American Honey, this film brings to light many issues that are insanely topical in the current American political climate such as classism and racism.
Respect, again, for Baker showing how it's done in terms of respectful (but also badass, and beautiful) representation of the underrepresented, in a way that feels, actually, authentic. Lightly, with sass & empathy, Baker does the political work of almost Ken Loach. But fun. Full. Life by the balls, like an Anna Magnani film. (I grew up that poor; honestly don't think I'd ever seen the fun bits celebrated before.) <3