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  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. Hitchcock/Truffaut

    Kent Jones / Documentary / France, United States / 2015 / 80 mins
    In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting — used to produce the mythical book "Hitchcock/Truffaut" — this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of "Psycho", "The Birds", and "Vertigo". Hitchcock’s incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today’s leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich, and Paul Schrader.
    Hitchcock/Truffaut

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 1
    November 20, 2015 4:00 PM Buy Tickets

    Hitchcock/Truffaut

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 22, 2015 7:30 PM Buy Tickets


  4. Indian Point with Q&A featuring Director Ivy Meeropol and Executive Producer Anne O’Shea

    Ivy Meeropol / Documentary / Japan, United States / 2015 / 94 mins
    Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant looms just 35 miles from Times Square. With over 50 million people living in close proximity to the aging facility, its continued operation has the support of the plant’s operators and the NRC — Nuclear Regulatory Commission — yet has stoked a great deal of controversy in the surrounding community, including a vocal anti-nuclear contingent concerned that what happened at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant could happen here. In the brewing fight for clean energy and the catastrophic possibilities of government complacency, director Ivy Meeropol presents a balanced argument about the issues surrounding nuclear energy and offers a startling reality check for our uncertain nuclear future.
    Indian Point with Q&A featuring Ivy Meeropol and Anne O’Shea

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 1
    November 20, 2015 6:00 PM Buy Tickets


  5. Janis: Little Girl Blue

    Amy Berg / Spotlight, Documentary / United States / 2015 / 103 mins
    Oscar®-nominated documentarian Amy Berg examines the meteoric rise and untimely fall of one of the most revered and iconic rock ‘n’ roll singers of all time: Janis Joplin. Joplin’s life story is revealed for the first time on film through electrifying archival footage, revealing interviews with friends and family and rare personal letters, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a bright, complicated artist who changed music forever. Michael Joplin and Director Amy Berg in person! Join Michael Joplin, younger brother of Janis, and director Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) for a post screening Q&A. Presented by Pirate Radio.
    Janis: Little Girl Blue with Q&A featuring Michael Joplin and Director Amy Berg

    San Carlos Institute
    November 20, 2015 5:00 PM Buy Tickets

    Janis: Little Girl Blue

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 1
    November 22, 2015 7:30 PM Buy Tickets


  6. King Georges with Appearances by Erika Frankel and Chef George Perrier

    Erika Frankel / Documentary / United States / 2015 / 80 mins
    Philadelphia, circa 2010, is about to lose its culinary treasure: Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest French restaurants in the country. The 67-year-old owner, Georges Perrier, nearly as iconic as his landmark eatery, is preparing to sell the restaurant after more than four decades in business. Filmmaker Erika Frankel, a native of the Philly suburbs, asks if she could film Perrier as an era-ending tribute. Perrier, however, has other plans. He decides to withdraw the sale and reinvent Le Bec-Fin by hiring a new protégé, Chef Nicholas Elmi, who achieved national fame on the “Top Chef” TV show. Perrier wants to pass the business to Elmi, but finds he has trouble letting go of the spatula. Over a three-year period, Frankel captures this mercurial, passionate, quixotic force of nature as he struggles to preserve his sumptuous Gallic dishes in an era where casual attitudes and lighter fare are taking hold. Spiced with archival footage and interviews from world-renowned chefs, such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Eric Ripert, "King Georges" is a feast for the eyes, as well as a touching portrait of a master artist in the twilight of his career who realizes he is still hungry for seconds.
    King Georges

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 1
    November 20, 2015 9:00 PM Buy Tickets


  7. 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