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  1. Remember

    Atom Egoyan / Narrative / Canada, Germany / 2015 / 95 mins
    "Remember" tells the story of Zev Guttman (Academy Award® Winner Christopher Plummer), a 90-year-old struggling with memory loss who is living out his final years in a serene retirement home. A week following the death of his beloved wife Ruth, he suddenly gets a mysterious package from his close friend Max (Academy Award® Winner Martin Landau), containing a stack of money and a letter detailing a shocking plan. Both Zev and Max were prisoners in Auschwitz, and the same sadistic guard was responsible for the death of both their families—a guard who, immediately after the war, escaped Germany and has been living in the U.S. ever since under an assumed identity. Max is wheelchair-bound but in full command of his mental faculties; with his guidance, Zev will embark on a cross-continental road-trip to bring justice once and for all to the man who destroyed both their lives. Academy Award® nominated director Atom Egoyan creates a thrillingly fast-paced revenge story that, in a highly original and deeply intimate way, deals with the aftermath of one of the most deplorable and significant events in recent history. With an incredible lead performance from Christopher Plummer as the frail but unstoppable Zev, "Remember" manages to keep audiences on the edge of their seats while giving them something to think about long after the film is over.
    Remember

    San Carlos Institute
    November 22, 2015 5:30 PM Buy Tickets


  2. A Short Film about Edson Jean

    Andrew Hevia / Florida Film / United States / 2015 / 4 mins
    Edson Jean drinks a gallon of water a day. He does not eat rice, bread, or pasta. He is an actor, musician, and filmmaker. Edson Jean stars in this short film about Edson Jean.

    Precedes: Florida Short Film Series


  3. 20th Anniversary Screening: Showgirls with Director Paul Verhoeven in person

    Paul Verhoeven / Spotlight / France, United States / 1995 / 128 mins
    Nomi Malone, a mysterious young girl with the ambition to dance embarks on a journey to Las Vegas to become a showgirl in a high-class hotel show. There she meets Molly, a seamstress at the Stardust Hotel, and the two quickly become good friends. She gets a job as a lap dancer at the seedy Cheetah Club, but after a chance meeting with Cristal Connors, the star of Goddess, the current show at the hotel where Molly works, Nomi manages to secure an audition for a spot on the chorus line. However, Nomi soon realises that fame comes with a price, as her friendships, her morals, and her soul are put to the test as she works her way up the ladder, beginning to wonder if she can reclaim her life before it is too late.
    20th Anniversary: Showgirls with Q&A featuring Director Paul Verhoeven

    Key West Theater & Community Stage
    November 20, 2015 8:30 PM Buy Tickets


  4. Opening Night: Spotlight with Q&A featuring Ann Hornaday and Ben Bradlee Jr. – Cocktail Reception following at Audubon House

    Tom McCarthy / Spotlight / United States / 2015 / 128 mins
    Hosted by Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post, with Q&A featuring Ben Bradlee Jr. of The Boston Globe
    Opening Night: Spotlight & Audubon House Cocktail Reception

    San Carlos Institute
    November 18, 2015 6:00 PM Buy Tickets


  5. The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal

    Chris Felisgrau, Ronnie Rivera / Florida Film / United States / 2015 / 6 mins
    A computer and a woman fall in love only to be torn apart because of their inappropriate feelings for each other.

    Precedes: Dirty Weekend with Appearance by Director Neil Labute

    Precedes:
    Dirty Weekend preceded by The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal

    San Carlos Institute
    November 21, 2015 3:00 PM Buy Tickets


  6. Tab Hunter Confidential

    Jeffrey Schwarz / LGBT / United States / 2015 / 90 mins
    In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood's most sought-after star and America's boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds, and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. Nothing, it seems, can damage his skyrocketing career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter's secret is out. In "Tab Hunter Confidential" we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood's roller coaster.

    Preceded by: Pink Boy

    Tab Hunter Confidential preceded by Pink Boy

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


  7. Tumbledown

    Sean Mewshaw / Narrative / Canada, United States / 2015 / 105 mins
    Struggling to come to peace with the unexpected death of her husband, an almost famous folk singer whose career and life were cut tragically short, Hannah lives a simple life far away from noise and chaos of the city. Both comforted and cursed by the closeness of her small town, Hannah struggles to fill the new void in her life by fixating on the seemingly impossible task of writing the biography of her lost husband — for herself and his fans. So when Andrew, a cocky New York writer, comes in to town to write a book of his own on her beloved, Hannah quickly runs him and his book out of her town. Andrew is not one to give up easily, and Hannah soon discovers his roughness and assertiveness as a welcome challenge and a surprising change from the smothering concern of her town, friends, and family. Filled with tears, laughter, love, and music, "Tumbledown" is the story of a woman who must find the courage to let go of her past and the strength to move on to her future.
    Tumbledown

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 20, 2015 6:00 PM Buy Tickets

    Tumbledown

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 1
    November 22, 2015 5:00 PM Buy Tickets


  8. Unmappable

    Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma / Florida Film / United States / 2014 / 23 mins
    "unmappable" is a documentary short that weaves together the life and work of iconoclastic psychogeographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood. This meditative portrait will unveil the inner workings of a man whose work is lauded as poetic, artful, and innovative — a man who unapologetically pushes boundaries both personally and professionally. The film explores the events that have defined his life by pointing at ideas, thoughts, and beliefs that we usually do not think of as being mappable or explainable.

    Precedes: The Adderall Diaries

    Precedes:
    The Adderall Diaries preceded by Unmappable

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


  9. Very Semi-Serious

    Leah Wolchok / Documentary / United States / 2015 / 83 mins
    "Very Semi-Serious" is an offbeat meditation on humor, art, and the genius of the single panel. The film takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the New Yorker and introduces the cartooning legends and hopefuls who create the iconic cartoons that have inspired, baffled — and occasionally pissed off — all of us for decades.
    Very Semi-Serious

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 19, 2015 8:00 PM Buy Tickets

    Very Semi-Serious

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 22, 2015 3:30 PM Buy Tickets


  10. VIP Meet & Greet

    Spotlight / Panels
    Meet all of the stars of Key West Film Festival 2015! From 2PM to 4PM on Friday, November 20, all appearing Key West Film Festival directors, producers, actors, panelists, and more will be at The Porch.