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  1. 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


  2. Movie on the Beach – The Goonies – Presented by Key West Outdoor Movies

    Spotlight
    Join Key West Film Festival on opening night for a movie on the beach, presented by Key West Outdoor Movies. Which movie will play? That's up to you! VOTE for which movie KWFF will screen on the beach.
    Movie on the Beach – The Goonies

    Southernmost Beach Resort
    November 18, 2015 7:00 PM


  3. Green River Ordinance Live in Concert with Opening Band Patrick and the Swayzees

    Spotlight / Music Concert
    Walking the lines of Country, Rock, Pop, and Folk, Green River Ordinance is a band that constantly challenges the borders of genre. However as their music continues to mature and change, GRO still holds true to the pursuit of music that speaks to the soul and moves your feet.
    Friday Spotlight: Green River Ordinance in Concert with Opening Band Patrick and the Swayzees

    San Carlos Institute
    November 20, 2015 9:00 PM Buy Tickets


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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.