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  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. Dirty Weekend with Appearance by Director Neil Labute

    Neil Labute / Narrative / United States / 2015 / 93 mins
    During a layover in Albuquerque, work colleagues Les (Matthew Broderick) and Natalie (Alice Eve) discover more about each other than they ever thought possible. Anxious and irritable, Les is drawn back into the city by past experiences he can’t forget (even if he doesn't really remember the particulars of his previous drunken adventure). Natalie, refusing to leave his side, follows along as her own secrets are slowly revealed, leaving her feeling both vulnerable and unbound. Writer/director Neil LaBute fashions a modern comedy of desire and regret, where the allure of past and future dalliances help to underscore the true meaning of a dirty weekend.

    Preceded by: The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal

    Dirty Weekend preceded by The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal

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


  4. Kilo Two Bravo

    Paul Katis / Narrative / Jordan, United Kingdom / 2014 / 108 mins
    From debut feature director Paul Katis and writer Tom Williams (Chalet Girl) comes "Kilo Two Bravo", a portrait of a harrowing real life event in the midst of the Afghanistan conflict, and a modern British war film. The film depicts an incident involving a group of soldiers, mostly from the British Army’s 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 Para), who were trapped in a minefield while stationed at the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan in 2006. A small unit of soldiers is dug into a ridge overlooking the dam. A three-man patrol sets out to disable a Taliban roadblock. In a dried out river bed at the foot of the ridge, one of the patrol detonates a land mine, blowing off his leg and setting into motion a desperate rescue mission. His fellow soldiers come to his aid, only to find themselves trapped in an unmarked minefield, a relic of the Russian invasion of the 1980s. With no way out, any movement risks certain injury and possible death. Out of this harrowing day came extraordinary tales of bravery, selflessness and heroism, but also tragic consequences, for leader Corporal Mark Wright and his comrades, who risked their own lives to help each other.
    Kilo Two Bravo

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 21, 2015 6:30 PM Buy Tickets


  5. Krisha

    Trey Edward Shults / Narrative / United States / 2015 / 83 mins
    Winner of both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2015 South-by-Southwest Film Festival, and official selection of Critics’ Week at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, "Krisha" is the story of a woman’s return to the family she abandoned years before, set entirely over the course of one turbulent Thanksgiving. When Krisha shows up at her sister’s Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately, a palpable unease permeates the air, one which only grows in force as Krisha gets to work cooking the turkey and trying to make up for lost time by catching up with her various relatives, chief among them her nephew, Trey. As Krisha's attempts at reconciliation become increasingly rebuffed, tension and suspicion reach their peak, with long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments coming to the fore as everyone becomes immersed in an emotionally charged familial reckoning.
    Krisha

    The Studios of Key West- Theater 2
    November 20, 2015 4:00 PM Buy Tickets


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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