Key West Film Festival at the Tropic

November 20-24, 2019

The mission of the Key West Film Festival is to showcase films that capture Key West’s essence: Creativity, Diversity, Sustainability, and Beauty. The Tropic Cinema is thrilled be the screening home of the 2019 KWFF, November 20-24. To lead up to the festival, we're also hosting Film Festival Pop-up Screenings this summer and fall!


Kids Summer Movie Series

Wake up Mom and Dad and head to the Tropic!

The Tropic Cinema is once again hosting our Summer Kids Movie Series all summer long! Each movie will be shown on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Catch live-action classics like "The Goonies" and "E.T.", plus animated hits like "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda!"


Attack of the B's

Movies so bad ... they're brilliant!

The Attack of the B’s strikes again this summer at the Tropic Cinema! Curated by John Abramson and hosted as always by Chris and Lora, the series will feature a camp classic every Saturday morning through August 3. All Attack of the B’s screenings start at 10:30 a.m. and are accompanied by pre-show shorts: campy educational films, period commercials, vintage trailers and cartoons, drive-in ads and more!



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July 17, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Presented by Key West Film Festival - For over half a century, 60 Minutes' fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world's most influential figures. This new documentary offers an unflinching look at the legendary reporter,

July 19, 2019 - 11:15 am

Presented by Key West Art and Historical Society - Ernest Hemingway lived happily in Key West until the glow from Cuba beckoned him. This is a story of the two islands, cultures and people who shaped his life and his writing for more than 30 years.

July 20, 2019 - 11:00 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious Puss in Boots was a hero. This is the story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend: The Boots.

July 20, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - Starring Hollywood legends Jim Davis ("Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter," TV's "Dallas") and Dorothy Malone ("The Big Sleep," "Creepshow 2"), this is a bizarre fantasy full of unique Claymation effects.

July 20, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Big Ass Wood Floors - What matters most in life, eh? Hockey, donuts and beer? A slab of back bacon? And did we mention beer? If you agree, join the Tropic and Brown Distributing for a beer tasting and a screening of this Canadian cinema classic.

July 22, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - An all-star action cast led by Steve McQueen and James Garner dramatizes the true story of the Allied POWs who broke out of the Nazis' "escape-proof" camp.

July 24, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Sponsored by Captain's Corner - Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water.

July 27, 2019 - 11:00 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - "The Iron Giant" drops from the sky and frightens a small town in Maine in 1958. Soon, though, it finds a human friend named Hogarth -- and ultimately finds its own version of humanity, selflessly helping the townspeople in spite of their fears and prejudices.

July 27, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - "Son of Ingagi," written by and starring Spencer Williams (Andy of "Amos and Andy"), is allegedly the first science fiction-horror film to feature an all-black cast.

July 29, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The Tropic's July 'Merica! series concludes with one of the most beloved American films of all time: the Civil War epic "Gone with the Wind."

July 30, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Art & Artists Series - The Academy Award-winning director of "Spirited Away," "Princess Mononoke," and "My Neighbor Totoro" goes on a new adventure in this behind-the-scenes documentary with a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.

August 1, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies—the first to go global—when the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium comes to movie theaters worldwide.

August 3, 2019 - 11:00 am

Kids Summer Movie Series - From the imagination of Steven Spielberg, "The Goonies" plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling quest beyond their wildest dreams. Goonies never say die!

August 3, 2019 - 10:30 am

Attack of the B's - In Roger Corman's classic horror-comedy from 1959, a nerdy busboy becomes an art-world star -- but his artistic process can be murder.

August 5, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The Tropic's Monday Night Classics in August are all about Hot Pursuits—and the series starts with the nonstop, breathless chase of Alfred Hitchcock's classic "wrong man" thriller.

August 12, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - This 1967 Arthur Penn thriller made stars of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway—and helped establish the rule-breaking "New Hollywood" movement.

August 13, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Art & Artists Series - "Walking on Water" is an unprecedented look at the artist Christo’s remarkable process, from the inception through to the completion of his most recent massive-scale installation, "The Floating Piers."

August 14, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Tropic Summer Blockbusters - It's the original paranormal comedy hit that introduced the world to the Ectomobile, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and the kind of behavior you don't generally see in a major appliance.

August 26, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - The Tropic's August series of Hot Pursuits concludes with Frank Capra's acclaimed screwball comedy, the first film ever to be honored with all five major Oscars.

August 18, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Presented by Key West Film Festival - From the streets of Newark to five major league teams during baseball's Golden Age to his secret life spying for the OSS during WWII, Moe Berg's improbable story is told with rare historical footage and new interviews.

August 19, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - With a classic blues and soul soundtrack, a host of guest stars and a few hundred car wrecks, "The Blues Brothers" goes the extra 106 miles to become the ultimate Hot Pursuit movie.

August 21, 2019 - 7:00 pm

WLRN’s new documentary explores the impact of human behavior on our environment—as seen through the lens of one of South Florida’s most beloved and fragile underwater creatures, the sea turtle.

August 27, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Art & Artists Series - In the animated wonder "Chico & Rita," music and desire unite the title couple as they chase their dreams -- and each other -- from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas.

August 28, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Tropic Summer Blockbusters - The series comes to a fitting conclusion with Bruce Lee's swan song, and one of the greatest kung fu films of all time.

September 10, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Art & Artists Series - Still working at age 94, Kevin Roche is an enigma: a man with no interest in fame who refuses retirement and continually looks to the future regardless of age.

September 19, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Presented by Key West Film Festival - The beloved television series followed the lives of the Crawley family and their servants, garnering 15 Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes. Join us for this special sneak peek at its cinematic return!

September 24, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Art & Artists Series - Alexander Sokurov’s spellbinding masterpiece is a multi-award winning film consisting of one, single unbroken camera shot that moves through 33 rooms of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum.



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