July 19, 2019 - 11:15 am
The Tropic is celebrating Hemingway Days 2019 with a screening of Richard Abella’s new film, “Hemingway: Between Key West and Cuba,” shown in conjunction with the Key West Art and Historical Society.
At a point about half way across the Gulf Stream, on a passage from Key West to Havana on a clear night with calm waters, you can look back from where you have come and see the glow of the lights from Key West. If you look forward at that same moment to where you are headed, you can see the glow of Cuba, and know you are on a true course to Havana. The fact these two islands are connected in such an ethereal way, symbolizes the spiritual and cultural bond between them.
Of course, there is a point where the glow from Key West fades, and the glow from Havana strengthens. Ernest Hemingway lived happily in Key West until the glow from Cuba beckoned him. “Hemingway: Between Key West and Cuba” is a story of the two islands, cultures and people who shaped his life and his writing for more than 30 years.