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Sean Baker on his unconventional casting of 'The Florida Project,' a realistic reflection on Americans living in poverty

Sean Baker's latest film, "The Florida Project," won critics over when it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. And with a release scheduled for Oct. 6 from "Moonlight" distributor A24, the film is already generating awards-season buzz.

Baker, best known for the iPhone-shot "Tangerine" and Fox's "Greg the Bunny," sat down with the L.A. Times along with three of "The Florida Project's" stars -- newcomers Bria Vinaite and Brooklynn Prince and Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe -- at the Toronto International Film Festival to discuss the unusual style Baker brings to his projects.

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