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  1. KWFF 2015 Awards

    Spotlight / Special Event
    Come celebrate the most acclaimed films of KWFF at the most exclusive venue in Key West! Set in the historic and magnificent Casa Marina Hotel and attended by all of KWFF’s film talent and VIP supporters, the award ceremony is the hottest ticket of the festival!
    KWFF 2015 Awards

    Casa Marina Resort
    November 21, 2015 8:30 PM Buy Tickets

  2. The Little Firemen

    Quincy Perkins / Florida Film / Peru, United States / 2014 / 70 mins
    Several brave and appealing orphaned teen boys living 11,000 feet high in the Andes Mountains, “like ghosts in the mountains,” according to a local, devote their days to saving lives along one of the world’s most dangerous highways. Their tools are simple, almost primitive. They get around on handmade wooden carts and cheerfully recount the lives they’ve saved in a region flanked by the towering mountain range and filled with ruthless drug traffickers.
    The Little Firemen

    Key West Theater & Community Stage
    November 22, 2015 2:30 PM Buy Tickets

  3. My Golden Days

    Arnaud Desplechin / Foreign Language / France / 2015 / 120 mins
    "My Golden Days" is the story of Paul Dédalus, an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan (played in his middle age by Matheiu Amalric). Reflecting on his life, he has a series of flashbacks starting from his childhood in Roubaix—his mother’s attacks of madness, his father’s alienating depression. He remembers a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer up his own identity for a young Russian, whom he considered a phantom twin for the remainder of his life. He remembers University life, and returning to his hometown to party with his sister and her best friend, his shifting circle of friends and their casual betrayals. And most of all he remembers Esther, the beautiful, rude, haughty soul and love of his life.
    My Golden Days

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 20, 2015 8:30 PM Buy Tickets

    My Golden Days

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 22, 2015 1:00 PM Buy Tickets

  4. Nasty Baby preceded by A Short Film About Edson Jean and Fried Pickles

    Sebastian Silva - Andrew Havla - Mike Marrero & Jon Rhoads
    Brooklyn artist Freddy (Sebastian Silva) is baby obsessed. His new project centers around newborns, and he and his boyfriend, Mo, have recruited their best friend, Polly (Kristen Wiig), to help them have a baby. On top of dealing with the stress of opening an art installation and the complications of conceiving a child via artificial insemination, the three begin to be harassed by The Bishop, a mentally ill neighborhood man. An escalating series of incidents threaten to derail the comfortable lives these people have built for themselves. Shot with a keen eye for the minutiae of Outer Borough life, and featuring strong central performances by Wiig and Silva himself, “Nasty Baby” is a constantly morphing critique of the blithe self-absorption of modern bohemia. It masterfully toys with audience expectations in ways that prove insightful and challenging in equal measure. Preceded by short films “A Short film about Edson Jean” (4 min) and “Fried Pickles” (4 min).
    Nasty Baby preceded by A Short Film About Edson Jean and Fried Pickles

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 1
    November 19, 2015 6:00 PM Buy Tickets

  5. Of Age

    SK Lion / Narrative / 73 mins
    See Tomorrow's Talent Today! Of Age is the debut feature of Spencer King, son of Academy Award nominee Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil). On the cusp of being 18, three high school students living in the drug-prominent southern California culture, are forced to make decisions that are going to have a lasting impact on their lives. Relationships are intertwined and haven’t yet played their course as James, the lead, turns 18 and has to adjust his life now that he is accountable for himself. With a lot to juggle and a setting that is too much of a cushion, can these kids/young adults avoid disaster?
    Of Age

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 22, 2015 11:00 AM Buy Tickets

  6. Out to Win

    Malcolm Ingram / LGBT / United States / 2015 / 99 mins
    "Out to Win" is a documentary film from award-winning Sundance alumni Malcolm Ingram that serves as an overview and examination of lives and careers of aspiring and professional gay and lesbian athletes from all over the world. Chronicling the present, framed within a historical context of those that came before, this film highlights the experiences of athletes who have fought and struggled, both in and out of the closet, to represent the LGBT community and their true selves. This film is told through the voices of pioneers, present day heroes, tomorrow's superstars, and the people who've helped them get to where they are including agents, managers, fans, team mates, coaches, organizations, and members of the media.
    Out To Win

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 21, 2015 4:30 PM Buy Tickets

  7. Papa & Hemingway House Reception with Q&A featuring Director Bob Yari, Adrian Sparks, and Joley Richardson

    Bob Yari / Spotlight / Cuba / 2015 / 109 mins
    Based on a true story, "Papa" follows journalist Ed Myers (Ribisi) on his adventure to Cuba in 1959, on a mission to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway (Sparks). Hidden away at a private estate with his wife Mary, the elusive author mentors Myers in fishing, drinking, and finding his voice, while the Cuban Revolution boils around them. In this turbulent landscape, beholding an icon in his twilight years, Myers discovers his strength, while recognizing that all of our heroes are human.
    Thursday Spotlight: Papa & Cocktail Reception at Hemingway House

    San Carlos Institute
    November 19, 2015 5:30 PM Buy Tickets

  8. Papa Machete

    Jonathan David Kane / Florida Film / Haiti, United States / 2014 / 10 mins
    "Papa Machete" introduces viewers to the esoteric martial art of machete fencing that evolved from the Haitian Revolution through the practice and life of 'Professor' Alfred Avril, a poor, aging farmer who is one of the art's few remaining masters. Teaching about the practical and spiritual value of the machete — which is both a weapon and a farmer’s key to survival — Avril provides a bridge between his country’s traditional past and its troubled present. The film documents his proud devotion to his heritage and his struggle to keep it alive in the face of bitter poverty.

    Precedes: The Birth of Saké

    The Birth of Sake preceded by Papa Machete

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

  9. Pink Boy

    Eric Rockey / Florida Film / United States / 2015 / 25 mins
    An intimate portrait of a gender-creative boy growing up in conservative rural Florida.

    Precedes: Tab Hunter Confidential

    Tab Hunter Confidential preceded by Pink Boy

    Key West Theater & Community Stage
    November 21, 2015 3:30 PM Buy Tickets

  10. Rams

    Grímur Hákonarson / Foreign Language / Denmark, Iceland / 2015 / 93 mins
    In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep but have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily—and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 21, 2015 12:00 PM Buy Tickets