Red Rocket

Sean Baker (The Florida Project) once again takes us to the margins of society in this raw and humorous drama about a jaded porn star in Texas.

Time & Tickets

With acclaimed films such as TANGERINE and THE FLORIDA PROJECT, writer-director Sean Baker has powerfully captured the stories of those surviving what he calls ‘the underground economy,’ inviting us into the danger and chaos that defines their worlds. RED ROCKET takes his work to a still grittier, more complex place.

The film captures intersecting lives in a crumbling Texas town. Mikey Saber, an exuberant middle-aged charmer and retired porn star, returns home, hoping to escape his self-destructive fantasies of wealth and stardom. Strawberry is the woman who embodies everything Mikey can’t resist. Hilarious and heart-breaking, filled with unexpected turns, RED ROCKET takes us into worlds we rarely see, and American cinema into bold new terrain. (source: Telluride Film Festival)

Sean Baker, USA, 2021, 131 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Simon Rex, Bree Elrod, Suzanna Son, Brenda Deiss, Judy Hill.