During the festival, films are to be screened at island landmarks, including an independent film multiplex, Tropic Cinema.

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Film fans can feast their senses on offerings featuring Marisa Tomei, Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close, America Ferrara, Frank Langella, Jason Schwartzman, Selena Gomez and dozens of other stars at the third annual Key West Film Festival.

Set for Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 12-16, the festival spotlights nearly 50 films on the subtropical island where classics such as Tennessee Williams' "The Rose Tattoo" and the James Bond adventure "License to Kill" were partially shot.

Among the festival's planned highlights are showings of the 2014 comedy "Loitering with Intent" starring Marisa Tomei, with appearances by director Adam Rapp and others involved in the production; the comedy-drama "Goodbye to All That," paired with a question-and-answer session with writer/director Angus MacLachlin; and Sebastian Junger's documentary "Korengal," capturing the experience of a military platoon in a deadly Afghanistan valley. A question-and-answer session with Junger is scheduled as well.

Feature presentations are to be screened at Key West's historic San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St., and independent film multiplex Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. Plans call for filmmakers, directors and producers associated with many of them to be on hand to discuss their creations.

A portion of the festival is to focus on Cuban cinema and feature director Leon Ichaso, famed for his "El Cantante" starring Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, and "Pinero" with Benjamin Bratt.

Also scheduled for showing is a group of Florida-based full-length and short films. They include a documentary on Florida prisoner and escape artist Mark DeFriest, an adaptation of the story of South Florida magician James "The Amazing" Randi, who exposed a faith healer's trickery, and the documentary "South Beach on Heels," which follows the exploits of eight drag queens.

Other attractions for film buffs include a welcome reception, gatherings with festival VIPs and an oceanfront champagne awards dinner.

Event schedule and ticketing: keywestfilmfestival.com
Key West visitor information: fla-keys.com/keywest
or 1-800-LAST-KEY

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Posted On: September 29, 2014


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