(Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images) 2015 may be heading towards an all-time box office record thanks to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Jurassic World,” but they weren’t the only movies to make waves this year.For every big-budget blockbuster there was an indie gem like Sean Baker’s “Tangerine,” a microbudget movie shot on an i Phone 5s that stars transgender actresses Kitana ‘Kiki’ Rodriguez and Mya Taylor.
Sinofsky will conduct a question-and-answer session afterward that's likely to be the most newsworthy event in fest history.We’re saying goodbye to this monumental drag/vogue/ballroom production by eliminating the competition and highlighting a fierce showcase of artists curated from the last five years of Critical’s history and queer magic.Critical Mascara is a container that invites you in on the explosive, fabulous, and nuanced excellence of queer identity through politically charged drag, high concept runway looks, and fierce vogue battles. We will provoke, inspire, and engage each other communally.After that, Berlinger and Sinofsky were back at work, adding a happy capper to a saga that has been much of their life's work — and Indie Memphis was in pursuit of an obvious festival headliner."I wasn't aware there was a third one until the Toronto lineup came out," Indie Memphis executive director Erik Jambor says. I think we just did a cold ask to Joe Berlinger's company.“Tangerine” follows a sex worker (Rodriguez) as she and her best friend (Taylor) tear through Tinseltown on Christmas searching for the pimp (James Ransone) who broke her heart.