The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Red Rocket

A24’s Red Rocket is the latest film from Independent Spirit Award-winner Sean Baker (Tangerine, The Florida Project), featuring one of the most acclaimed come-back performances of the year!

Finding himself down and out in Los Angeles, ex-porn star Mikey Saber (Simon Rex, winner of the Best Actor award from Los Angeles Film Critics Association) decides to crawl back to his hometown of Texas City, Texas, where his estranged wife and mother-in-law are living. Just as this dysfunctional family seems to be making things work, Mikey meets a young woman named Strawberry working the cash register at a local doughnut shop.

A 2021 Cannes Film Festival premiere, Red Rocket has been named one of the Top 10 Films of 2021 by National Board of Review!

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“Building off the scrappy beauty of ‘Tangerine’ and ‘The Florida Project,’ director Sean Baker again trains his sights on a vivid milieu and a fascinatingly singular character.” – Tim Grierson, Screen International

“Red Rocket feels hand-tooled, made from the ground up, enterprisingly cast and untampered with by executives or marketing types. It feels as creatively pure as a novel by a kid just out of college. May it stay that way for Baker as long as he wants it to.” – Todd McCarthy, Deadline Hollywood Daily

“Freewheeling and kissed by the magic hour light like Baker’s previous movies, Red Rocket is among the filmmaker’s best works.” – Tomris Laffly,