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  1. 13 Million Voices with Q&A featuring Director Janelle Gueits and Editor Victor P. Alvarez

    Janelle Gueits / Florida Film
    Set against the musical backdrop of the historic Peace Without Borders concert in Havana, the ​13 Million Voices traces the personal ten-year (2004-2014) journey of its protagonists to illuminate the stories of Cuba’s forgotten youth. As the path of the biggest international names in Latin music, youth protagonists, and the 1.3 million in attendance intersect, a concert is transformed into the voice of a generation.
    13 Million Voices

    San Carlos Institute
    November 22, 2015 3:00 PM Buy Tickets

  2. 2015 Sundance Film Festival Award-Winning Short Films

    Florida Film / 83 mins
    Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is an 83-minute theatrical program of six short films that won awards at this year’s Festival, which over the course of its more than 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the distinct 2015 program traverses vibrant styles from wild comedy to quiet poetry. Each breaks through its limited timeframe with a high level of artistry and story that will resonate with audiences long after it ends. This year's program includes: "World of Tomorrow", "SMILF", "Oh Lucy!", "The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul", "Storm hits jacket", and "Object".
    Sundance Shorts

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 1
    November 21, 2015 1:00 PM Buy Tickets

  3. The Adderall Diaries

    James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard / Narrative / United States / 2015 / 87 mins
    James Franco plays Stephen Elliot, a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer’s block and an escalating Adderall dependency, who becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. His interest leads him to meet Lana Edmond (Amber Heard), a smart, sexy reporter who gives him unique access to the case. As their relationship takes off, Stephen is suddenly thrust back into the past when his father (Ed Harris), a cruel and vindictive man, shows up to challenge the veracity of the memoir Stephen is writing. As Stephen simultaneously delves into the details of the murder case (which turns out to have some unexpected parallels to his own troubled upbringing) and reunites with his estranged father, he is forced to separate truth from lies and fact from fiction—ultimately leading him to finally reconcile his past and confront his future. Preceded by short film “Unmappable” (4 min).

    Preceded by: Unmappable

    The Adderall Diaries preceded by Unmappable

    Key West Theater & Community Stage
    November 19, 2015 8:30 PM Buy Tickets

  4. All Girls Weekend

    Lou Simon / Florida Film
    Childhood friends try to rekindle their friendship by spending a weekend in the mountains. Deciding to go for a short hike in the surrounding forest, the five women get lost. Alone and hungry, through freezing cold, they must battle the elements, each other, and an unnatural force that seems determined to stop them from leaving.
    All Girls Weekend

    Key West Theater & Community Stage
    November 22, 2015 7:00 PM Buy Tickets

  5. The Armor of Light with Appearance by Lucy McBath

    Abigail Disney / Documentary / United States / 2015 / 87 mins
    What is the price of conscience? Abigail Disney's directorial debut, "The Armor of Light", follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The film tracks Reverend Rob Schenck, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, who breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Reverend Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his long-time friends and colleagues who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue. Along the way, Rev. Schenck meets Lucy McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager who was murdered in Florida and whose story has cast a spotlight on "Stand Your Ground" laws. McBath, also a Christian, decides to work with Schenck even though she is pro-choice. Lucy is on a difficult journey of her own, trying to make sense of her devastating loss while using her grief to effect some kind of viable and effective political action — where so many before her have failed. "The Armor of Light" follows these unlikely allies through their trials of conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they bravely attempt to make others consider America's gun culture through a moral lens. The film is also a courageous look at our fractured political culture, and an assertion that it is, indeed, possible for people to come together across deep party lines to find common ground.
    The Armor of Light

    Key West Theater & Community Stage
    November 21, 2015 1:00 PM Buy Tickets

  6. The Benefactor

    Andrew Renzi / Narrative / United States / 2015 / 90 mins
    A newly married couple (Dakota Fanning and Theo James) are forced to navigate the all-consuming interest of a powerful, mysterious, and possessive philanthropist (brilliantly played by Richard Gere) upon their return to Philadelphia. “The Benefactor” is writer/director Andrew Renzi’s narrative feature debut.
    The Benefactor

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 1
    November 19, 2015 8:30 PM Buy Tickets

    The Benefactor

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 1
    November 22, 2015 12:30 PM Buy Tickets

  7. The Birth of Saké

    Erik Shirai / Documentary / Japan, United States / 2015 / 90 mins
    Through the unrelenting winter in the north of Japan, a small group of workers must brave unusual working conditions to bring to life a 2,000-year-old tradition known as saké. A cinematic documentary, “The Birth of Saké” is a visually immersive experience of an almost-secret world in which large sacrifices must be made for the survival of a time-honored brew.

    Preceded by: Papa Machete

    The Birth of Sake preceded by Papa Machete

    Waterfront Brewery
    November 20, 2015 7:00 PM Buy Tickets

  8. Spotlight Series: Carol

    Todd Haynes / Spotlight / United Kingdom, United States / 2015 / 118 mins
    In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel "The Price of Salt", "Carol" follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light.
    Spotlight Series: Carol

    San Carlos Institute
    November 21, 2015 5:30 PM Buy Tickets

  9. Local Filmmaker Series Workshops

    Panels / Panels
    Local Filmmakers Series: Music Video Workshop 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM The Studios of Key West – Theater 2 Local Filmmakers Series: Commercial Production Workshop 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM The Studios of Key West – Theater 2 Local Filmmakers Series: TV Workshop 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM The Studios of Key West – Theater 2
    Local Filmmakers Workshop Series

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 20, 2015 11:00 AM Buy Tickets

  10. PorchChat: Critics on Critics

    Panels / Panels
    What is the role of film criticism in today's current state of film? Join an all-star panel of national and regional critics as they discuss their role in an ever-changing environment and what the future holds for film our valued resource of film criticism.

    Preceded by: PorchChat: Crowdfunding Your Film