The 4th AnnualKey West Film Festival

1500x500The 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!

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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.

Amazing kickoff to the 4th annual #KWFF! Definitely more to come this week! Tickets and schedule are available at kwfilmfest.com! Hope to see you there! Posted by Key West Film Festival on Thursday, November 19, 2015

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 also features Bob Yari’s Hemingway biopic Papa, starring Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson and Adrian Sparks and featuring a Q&A with Yari and Richardson, and Amy Berg’s highly anticipated film Janis: Little Blue Girl, which will feature an appearance at the festival by Michael Joplin, the younger brother of Janis. 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. Celebrated filmmakers and actors will attend the festival this year, including returning guests Angus MacLachlan, who will host a screening of select short films from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and Anson Mount, as well as director Neil LaBute, actress Lori Singer and others.   The complete line-up is as follows:

SPOTLIGHT

Carol by Todd Haynes, 2015 Janis: Little Girl Blue by Amy Berg, 2015 Papa by Bob Yari, 2015 Showgirls by Paul Verhoeven, 1995 Spotlight by Tom McCarthy, 2015

NARRATIVE

The Adderall Diaries by Pamela Romanowsky, 2015 The Benefactor by Andrew Renzi, 2015 Dirty Weekend by Neil LaBute, 2015, Q&A with Neil LaBute and Anson Mount Kilo Two Bravo by Paul Katis, 2015 Krisha by Trey Edward Shults, 2015 Of Age by Spencer King, 2015 Remember by Atom Egoyan, 2015 Tumbledown by Sean Mewshaw, 2015

DOCUMENTARY

The Armor of Light by Abigail Disney, 2015, Q&A with Lucy McBath The Birth of Sake by Erik Shirai, 2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut by Kent Jones, 2015 Indian Point by Ivy Meeropol, 2105, Q&A with Ivy Meeropol King Georges by Erika Frankel, 2015, Q&A with Erika Frankel and Chef Georges Perrier Very Semi-Serious Leah Wolchok, 2015 13 Million Voices by Janelle Gueits, 2015, Q&A with Janelle Gueits

FLORIDA FILM

Elder by Genea Gaudet, 2015 Fried Pickles by Mike Merrero & Jon Rhoads, 2015 The Little Firemen by Quincy Perkins, 2014 Papa Machete by Jonathan David Kane, 2014 Pink Boy by Eric Rockey, 2015 A Short Film about Edson Jean by Andrew Hevia, 2015 The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal by Chris Felisgrau, Ronnie Rivera, 2015 Writers on Bicycles by Carey Winfrey, 2015, Q&A with Carey Winfrey

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Gored by Ido Mizrahy, 2015 Harlequin by Matteo Bini & Giorgio Pasotti, 2014 My Golden Days by Arnaud Desplechin, 2015 Rams by Grímur Hákonarson, 2015

LGBTQ

I Am Michael by Justin Kelly, 2015 Nasty Baby by Sebastián Silva, 2015 Out to Win by Malcolm Ingram, 2015 Tab Hunter Confidential by Jeffrey Schwarz, 2015

 
Creativity, diversity, sustainability and beauty.A diverse, entertaining and artistically rigorous selection of films will be represented through a broad array of categories that offer opportunities for filmmakers, both aspiring and established, to commune and exchange ideas with each other while showing their work to audiences in an historic and artistically vibrant tropical paradise. The Key West Film Festival is an annual celebration of film and filmmakers, set to take place November 18-22, 2015. Visit kwfilmfest.com for full program information, a schedule of events, and travel and lodging details.
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SPOTLIGHT

Carol by Todd Haynes, 2015 Janis: Little Girl Blue by Amy Berg, 2015 Papa by Bob Yari, 2015 Showgirls by Paul Verhoeven, 1995 Spotlight by Tom McCarthy, 2015

NARRATIVE

The Adderall Diaries by Pamela Romanowsky, 2015 The Benefactor by Andrew Renzi, 2015 Dirty Weekend by Neil LaBute, 2015, Q&A with Neil LaBute and Anson Mount Kilo Two Bravo by Paul Katis, 2015 Krisha by Trey Edward Shults, 2015 Of Age by Spencer King, 2015 Remember by Atom Egoyan, 2015 Tumbledown by Sean Mewshaw, 2015

DOCUMENTARY

The Armor of Light by Abigail Disney, 2015, Q&A with Lucy McBath The Birth of Sake by Erik Shirai, 2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut by Kent Jones, 2015 Indian Point by Ivy Meeropol, 2105, Q&A with Ivy Meeropol King Georges by Erika Frankel, 2015, Q&A with Erika Frankel and Chef Georges Perrier Very Semi-Serious Leah Wolchok, 2015 13 Million Voices by Janelle Gueits, 2015, Q&A with Janelle Gueits

FLORIDA FILM

Elder by Genea Gaudet, 2015 Fried Pickles by Mike Merrero & Jon Rhoads, 2015 The Little Firemen by Quincy Perkins, 2014 Papa Machete by Jonathan David Kane, 2014 Pink Boy by Eric Rockey, 2015 A Short Film about Edson Jean by Andrew Hevia, 2015 The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal by Chris Felisgrau, Ronnie Rivera, 2015 Writers on Bicycles by Carey Winfrey, 2015, Q&A with Carey Winfrey

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Gored by Ido Mizrahy, 2015 Harlequin by Matteo Bini & Giorgio Pasotti, 2014 My Golden Days by Arnaud Desplechin, 2015 Rams by Grímur Hákonarson, 2015

LGBTQ

I Am Michael by Justin Kelly, 2015 Nasty Baby by Sebastián Silva, 2015 Out to Win by Malcolm Ingram, 2015 Tab Hunter Confidential by Jeffrey Schwarz, 2015

 
Creativity, diversity, sustainability and beauty.A diverse, entertaining and artistically rigorous selection of films will be represented through a broad array of categories that offer opportunities for filmmakers, both aspiring and established, to commune and exchange ideas with each other while showing their work to audiences in an historic and artistically vibrant tropical paradise. The Key West Film Festival is an annual celebration of film and filmmakers, set to take place November 18-22, 2015. Visit kwfilmfest.com for full program information, a schedule of events, and travel and lodging details.
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November 18 - November 22 2015

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.

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