April 2: Special Intro by Dr. Jenny Heineman. Dr. Heineman is a feminist scholar who has researched the sex industry for over a decade. She has worked with Amnesty International, CHANGE, SWOP, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel on issues related to destigmatizing and decriminalizing sex work.
It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker 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.
“Famously shot on iPhone 5 and named for the orange hue that evokes the low, slanted winter sun, Sean Baker’s boisterous but bleak L.A. farce centers on two transgender people on Christmas Eve, one searching for an unfaithful boyfriend/pimp, the other trying to drum up an audience for her cabaret show. They’re hilarious, but their universe isn’t.” — Bilge Ebiri, Vultre