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Cunningham

February 20, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - A breathtaking explosion of dance, music, and never-before-seen archival footage of John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, and more, "Cunningham" is a timely tribute to one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists.

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Loving

February 22, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Celebrating Black History - From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, "Loving" celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown.

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Southern Circuit Tour: Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

February 23, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour - This feature documentary explores the life of a unique American artist with a remarkable and unlikely biography. Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama, but didn't start producing art until he was in his 80s.

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Ghost

February 24, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Monday Night Classics - Our February series of unlikely love stories concludes with the paranormal romance that taught us all how sexy pottery could get.

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Midnight Family

February 27, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - In Mexico City, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances for a population of 9 million people—spawning an underground industry of for-profit ambulances. The Ochoa family operate one of those ambulances, trying to provide essential care while navigating a fraught system.

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Royal Opera House: The Sleeping Beauty

March 1, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Royal Opera House in Cinemas - This production of Tchaikovsky's classic "The Sleeping Beauty" has been delighting audiences since 1946. An icon of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

March 2, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Month Celebration - The Tropic is partnering with Key West Art and Historical Society to celebrate the life of one of Key West's most famous literary figures throughout March, with our series of Tennessee Williams film adaptations.

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Les Misérables

March 5, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues, rookie officer Stéphane struggles to maintain order amidst the mounting tensions between local gangs. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control.

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Baby Doll

March 9, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Month Celebration - The Tropic is partnering with Key West Art and Historical Society to celebrate Tennessee Williams all March. The series continues with this steamy adaptation of the playwright's "27 Wagons Full of Cotton."

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Gaslight

March 11, 2020 - 6:30 pm

NOW Women’s Film Festival – “Gaslight” opens the inaugural season for the Key West NOW Women’s Film Festival. An extraordinary 1944 psychological thriller starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer, this film will answer the question, “Where did the term ‘to gaslight’ originate?”

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Citizen K

March 12, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - From Oscar-winning writer/director Alex Gibney ("Going Clear," "The Armstrong Lie") comes "Citizen K," an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident.

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Royal Opera House: La Bohème

March 15, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Royal Opera House in Cinemas - Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept.

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The Rose Tattoo

March 16, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Month Celebration - The Tropic and the Key West Art and Historical Society present a uniquely Key West-connected film: "The Rose Tattoo," filmed in large part right next door to Williams's house on Duncan Street. 

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Whale Rider

March 18, 2020 - 6:30 pm

NOW Women’s Film Festival – The NOW Women’s Film Festival closes its inaugural season with “Whale Rider,” the story from New Zealand of a young Maori girl breaking tradition as she strives to inherit a tribal leadership role restricted to boys. Nominated for several Academy Awards, winning Best Foreign Film.

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Advocate

March 19, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - Lea Tsemel, a Jewish-Israeli lawyer, defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from nonviolent demonstrators to armed militants. This acclaimed documentary is "a portrait of how activism can and must work under extreme obstacles."

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This Property is Condemned

March 23, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Tennessee Williams Birthday Month Celebration - The Tropic and the Key West Art and Historical Society conclude our series of Tennessee Williams films with this star-studded Southern Gothic drama featuring Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson and more. 

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And Then We Danced

March 26, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the ultraconservative confines of modern Georgian society, "And Then We Danced" follows Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani), a devoted dancer whose life is thrown off balance by the arrival of a new rival.

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Southern Circuit Tour: Picture Character

March 29, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour - The rapid rise of emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) is a global phenomenon without precedent. Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers on a deep dive into the ever evolving world of emoji, from their humble beginnings to mobile keyboards everywhere.

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Royal Opera House: The Cellist + Dances at a Gathering

April 19, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Royal Opera House in Cinemas - This program of two ballet works, live from Covent Garden, features a compelling new work and a Jerome Robbins classic, all performed by the world-class dancers of the Royal Ballet.

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Southern Circuit Tour: You Gave Me A Song

April 26, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour - From director Kenny Dalsheimer, this new documentary offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music.

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Talking Election 2020 With Eugene Robinson

April 27, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Four years ago, Washington Post associate editor Eugene Robinson joined us at the Tropic and gave a fascinating and timely talk on the 2016 election. On April 27, fresh from the initial caucuses and primary elections, Gene will be setting the scene for the 2020 election.

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Enormous: The Gorge Story

April 29, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Concerts on Film - This story of unlikely beginnings and beautiful accidents chronicles the evolution of a family-owned Washington winery -- with a makeshift plywood stage – that eventually became "The Gorge," an internationally-renowned concert venue that has attracted over 7 million fans to a patch of rural farmland "150 miles from nowhere."

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Royal Opera House: Fidelio

May 3, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Royal Opera House in Cinemas - Beethoven’s only opera is an acknowledged masterpiece—an uplifting story of risk and the triumph of shared humanity in the face of terror and oppression.

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Swan Lake

May 31, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Royal Opera House in Cinemas - "Swan Lake," the now-classic tale of a tragic love, was Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet—and is arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets.

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