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‘Spotlight’ and ‘Carol’ to Headline 4th Annual Key West Film Festival (Plus Full Lineup)

'Spotlight' and 'Carol' to Headline 4th Annual Key West Film Festival (Plus Full Lineup)


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The 4th Annual Key West Film Festival has announced its official 2015 lineup, including opening night film “Spotlight,” starring Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton. As part of the festival’s Critics’ Choice series, Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday will host a Q&A for Spotlight with Sacha Pfeiffer and Michael Rezendes, two of the journalists who’s real life work is featured in the film.

The Saturday night Spotlight film will be Todd Haynes’ Cannes-winning “Carol,” starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. The romance film has dominated the fall festival circuit, playing at nearly all the major and regional film festivals. Hornaday will join Indiewire’s own Eric Kohn, also participating in the Critic’s Choice program, to host a discussion following “Carol.”

The festival will also host a 20th anniversary screening of Paul Verhoeven’s “Showgirls,” in which the filmmaker will attend and participate in a conversation with film critic and author Adam Nayman. At the Saturday Awards ceremony, Verhoeven will receive the 2015 Golden Key Award for Career Achievement.

The Key West Film Festival takes place November 18-22. The complete lineup is below.

Spotlight
“Carol” by Todd Haynes, 2015,
“Janis: Little Girl Blue” by Amy Berg, 2015
“Papa” by Bob Yari, 2015
“Showgirls” by Paul Verhoeven, 1995
“Spotlight” by Tom McCarthy, 2015
 

Narrative
“The Adderall Diaries” by Pamela Romanowsky, 2015
“The Benefactor” by Andrew Renzi, 2015
“Dirty Weekend” by Neil LaBute, 2015, Q&A with Neil LaBute and Anson Mount
“Kilo Two Bravo” by Paul Katis, 2015
“Krisha” by Trey Edward Shults, 2015
“Of Age” by Spencer King, 2015
“Remember” by Atom Egoyan, 2015
“Tumbledown” by Sean Mewshaw, 2015
Documentary

“The Armor of Light” by Abigail Disney, 2015, Q&A with Lucy McBath
“The Birth of Sake” by Erik Shirai, 2015
“Hitchcock/Truffaut” by Kent Jones, 2015
“Indian Point” by Ivy Meeropol, 2105, Q&A with Ivy Meeropol
“King Georges” by Erika Frankel, 2015, Q&A with Erika Frankel and Chef Georges Perrier
“Very Semi-Serious” by Leah Wolchok, 2015
“13 Million Voices” by Janelle Gueits, 2015, Q&A with Janelle Gueits
Foreign Language

“Gored” by Ido Mizrahy, 2015
“Harlequin” by Matteo Bini & Giorgio Pasotti, 2014
“My Golden Days” by Arnaud Desplechin, 2015
“Rams” by Grímur Hákonarson, 2015

Florida Film
“Elder” by Genea Gaudet, 2015
“Fried Pickles” by Mike Merrero & Jon Rhoads, 2015
“The Little Firemen” by Quincy Perkins, 2014
“Papa Machete” by Jonathan David Kane, 2014
“Pink Boy” by Eric Rockey, 2015
“A Short Film about Edson Jean” by Andrew Hevia, 2015
“The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal” by Chris Felisgrau, Ronnie Rivera, 2015
“Writers on Bicycles” by Carey Winfrey, 2015, Q&A with Carey Winfrey
LGBTQ

“I Am Michael” by Justin Kelly, 2015
“Nasty Baby” by Sebastián Silva, 2015
“Out to Win” by Malcolm Ingram, 2015
“Tab Hunter Confidential” by Jeffrey Schwarz, 2015

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