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Key West Film Festival Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ’20th Century Women’ and More

The festival is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a packed lineup of new features and fest favorites.

Annette Benning in 20th Century Women

“20th Century Women”

The 5th Annual Key West Film Festival has announced its official 2016 lineup, including the opening night film, “20th Century Women,” directed by Mike Mills and starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig and Billy Crudup. As part of the festival’s signature Critics Focus program, MTV’s Chief Film Critic Amy Nicholson will present and lead a conversation around the film, alongside David Fear, Senior Film/TV Editor of Rolling Stone.

Director of Programming Michael Tuckman said of Nicholson’s pick, “I could not be more thrilled with Amy Nicholson’s choice of ’20th Century Women’ to kick off our 5th Anniversary edition of festival. Annette Bening’s performance is Oscar-deserving and the rich depth of the balance of the leading cast is Altman-esque in its quality. Amy’s discussion after the film will bring a cunning critic’s eye to this fabulous film for audiences.”

READ MORE: ’20th Century Women’ Cements Annette Bening as Best Actress Frontrunner

The festival will take place in Key West from November 16 – 20, and includes a number of other special event screenings, along with a curated selection of over 25 feature films encompassing narrative features, costume design, documentaries, foreign language cinema, LGBT cinema and works by Florida filmmakers. Other notable highlights include Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea,” Pablo Larraín’s “Neruda,” Bill and Turner Ross’ “Contemporary Color” and Justin Kelly’s “King Cobra.” IndieWire is very pleased to exclusively debut the full lineup, shared in full below.


“20th Century Women” by Mike Mills, 2016, Opening Night

“Manchester by the Sea” by Kenneth Lonergan, 2016, Closing Night


“Hail, Caesar!” by Joel and Ethan Coen, 2016

“La La Land” by Damien Chazelle, 2016


“The Bandit” by Jesse Moss, 2016


“After Adderall” by Stephan Elliott, 2016

“Blood Stripe” by Remy Auberjonois, 2016

“The Daughter” by Simon Stone, 2016

"La La Land"

“La La Land”

“Folk Hero and Funny Guy” by Jeff Grace, 2016

“Live Cargo” by Logan Sandler, 2016

“Youth in Oregon” by Joel David Moore, 2016


“Contemporary Color” by Bill Ross and Turner Ross, 2016

“Don’t Blink: Robert Frank” by Laura Israel, 2016

“The Islands and the Whales” by Mike Day, 2016

“Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” by Lydia Tenaglia, 2015

“The Last Laugh” by Ferne Pearlstein, 2016

“The Rolling Stones Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America” by Paul Dugdale, 2016

“A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story” by Keith Maitland, 2016

“Sour Grapes” by Reuben Atlas and Jerry Rothwell, 2016


“3” by Lou Simon, 2016

“Funeral Days” by Jon Weinberg, 2016

“Love and Hostages” by Javier Mayol, 2016

“Papa” by Shane Eason, 2016

“Welcome to This House” by Barbara Hammer, 2015


“Lamb” by Yared Zeleke, 2016

“Kalebagiak” by Daniel Calparsoro, Iñaki Camacho, Borja Cobeaga, María Elorza, Maider Férnandez, Isabel Herguera, Ekain Irigoien, Julio Medem, Gracia Querejeta and Luiso Berdejo, 2016. Curated by the San Sebastian Film Festival.



“Neruda” by Pablo Larraín, 2016

“One Week and a Day” by Asaph Polonsky, 2016

“Paris, Love, Cut” by Arnaud Viard, 2016


“King Cobra” by Justin Kelly, 2016

“Lovesong” by So-yong Kim, 2016

“Miles” by Nathan Adloff, 2016

“Slash” by Clay Liford, 2016

“Strike a Pose” by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan, 2016


Florida Short Film Showcase, A selection of short films directed and produced by Florida filmmakers

2016 Sundance Short Films, A selection of short films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival

READ MORE: Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘Manchester by the Sea’: How to Make a Best Picture Contender

Check out the festival’s official website for more information.

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