As the Academy Awards peeks over the horizon, I thought it’d be interesting to shed light on a micro-budget feature shot on an iPhone 5S, making its own oscar run. “Tangerine” is a tiny comedy following the exploits of two transexual prostitutes, at the corner of Santa Monica and Highland, who are in pursuit of one of the girl’s pimp and fiancé. I’ve lived in the neighborhood since 2005, and that corner is legendary. At any given hour, you drive by that Donut Time and it’s a display window into a subversive world that most know little about. Glad someone had the courage and will to create something so raw out of this tiny slice of LA, before some multi-use development knocks it down and it’s a distant memory. Here’s a featurette about the film itself..