Sean Baker’s rainbow connection

It’s not often that a relatively obscure, very-low-budget indie director makes three pictures in a row with the same co-screenwriter (Chris Bergoch), and they break out in popularity, one film getting national recognition for telling a tale of transgender hookers and being shot with an iPhone (“Tangerine”), and the most recent release, the poignant tale of summer among the invisible homeless families of Central Florida, earning critics’ awards and an Oscar nomination (“The Florida Project”). And now, said director, Sean Baker, has been made 2018 Filmmaker on the Edge at this week’s Provincetown International Film Festival, where he’ll sit down on Saturday at Town Hall and chat with John Waters.

“It’s an incredible honor,” Baker says by phone, especially considering “who had received [the award] in the past, even people I’ve worked with, like Ted Hope.” READ MORE ON WICKED LOCAL PROVINCETOWN