The Key West Film Festival is underway and will continue through November 22nd. Key West has always had Hollywood insiders coming and going and the film festival is no exception.In the past Key West has welcomed countless individuals to the festival from Marisa Tomei to John Waters and their constant support of the festival has been fantastic. There will be plenty of actors, actresses, writers, and directors in attendance this year and it is shaping up to be one of the best festivals yet!
As the actors, directors, producers, and writers start rolling into town we are preparing here at Key West to welcome some truly amazing talent to the festival. You will not want to miss out on this so be sure to pick up a VIP All Access Pass so that you can enjoy the Q&As, Spotlight Screenings and receptions where you will get the chance to meet some of the greats.
There are a variety of guests attending this year including Brett Ratner a Director/Producer. You may know some of his work which includes the Rush Hour movies, Prison Break, and X-Men: The Last Stand. Director Paul Verhoeven will also be present for the 20th Anniversary of Showgirls. He is also well known for RoboCop, Total Recall, and Basic Instincts. Others in attendance include writer Neil Labute, Bob Yari, Adrian Sparks, Joely Richardson, and Amy Berg. Michael Joplin will also be taking part in a Q&A and film critics Ann Hornaday and Eric Kohn will also be present.
As there are so many talented and great individuals attending this year it is bound to be a fantastic event. This is the 4th Annual Key West Film Festival and we are really pulling out all of the stops this year with screenings of the films Spotlight and Showgirls as well as several gala screenings of over 25 films.
The current year’s celebration has a twentieth commemoration screening of Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls. Verhoeven will go to the screening and take part in a discussion with Adam Nayman, film faultfinder and creator of “It Doesn’t Suck,” a basic investigation of the film. At the Saturday Awards function, Verhoeven will get the 2015 Golden Key Award for Career Achievement. The celebration likewise elements Bob Yari’s Hemingway biopic Papa, featuring Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson and Adrian Sparks and including a Q&A with Yari and Richardson, and Amy Berg’s exceptionally foreseen film Janis: Little Blue Girl, which will highlight an appearance at the celebration by Michael Joplin, the younger brother of Janis Joplin.
One documentary that we are very excited about featuring is Janelle Gueits’ 13 Million Voices. 13 Million Voices will make its premier at the 2015 DOC NYC Film Festival on November 13 only a few days before we will be featuring it at the Key West Film Festival. It is a beautiful documentary that took 10 years to film that follows the intertwining storylines in Cuba. They all collide at a record-breaking peace event that changed history. The film is shot in a guerrilla-style with rare behind the scenes footage from international concerts and interviews. It is a must see and Janelle Gueist will also being doing a Q&A at the festival.
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The festival will take place in Key West from November 18th through November 22nd and includes gala screenings and a curated selection of over 25 films encompassing narrative features, documentaries, foreign language cinema, LGBTQ cinema and works by Florida filmmakers.more »