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2018

Key West Film Festival Events

2018 KWFF Opening Night Reception

11/14 - Audubon House

4th Annual Critic's Panel

11/16 1:00 PM Viva Saloon (903 Duval St.)

Join us at 1 PM on Friday, November 16 at Viva Saloon (903 Duval St.) for our annual Critics Panel, giving insights on the best films of the year, early predictions of the Oscars, and the general state of film criticism in a continually changing media landscape. Critics include Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times, Emily Yoshida of Vulture.com, Joshua Rothkopf of Time Out New York, David Fear of Rolling Stone, Monica Castill of RogerEbert.com, Alicia Malone of Turner Classic Movies, and Eugene Hernandez.

Attending Critics

Justin Chang

Justin Chang

Justin Chang is an American film critic and columnist. Beginning his career in 2004, Chang currently works for the Los Angeles Times, and is a regular contributor to the NPR programs, “FilmWeek” and Fresh Air. He is the author of the book FilmCraft: Editing. Chang is the chair of the National Society of Film Critics and the secretary of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Monica Castillo

Monica Castillo

Monica Castillo is a New York City-based writer and critic. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, RogerEbert.com, NPR and The Village Voice.

Emily Yoshida

Emily Yoshida

Emily Yoshida is a writer and film critic at New York Magazine. Her writing has previously appeared in Grantland, Spin, The A.V. Club, Elle, and The Verge. She has served on the juries for SXSW, The Philadelphia Film Festival, and the Strano Film Festival. She co-hosts the podcast Night Call with Molly Lambert and Tess Lynch.

Hans Morgenstern

Hans Morgenstern

Hans Morgenstern is the chair of the Florida Film Critics Circle. His film criticism is mostly featured on Independent Ethos (www.indieethos.com). He has also contributed movie reviews and articles to The Miami New Times, The Miami Herald, The Miami Rail, IndieWire, Reverseshot.com and Hollywood.com. He wrote his Master’s thesis on Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and the film’s subversion of the classical Hollywood cinema form.

Joshua Rothkopf

Joshua Rothkopf

Joshua Rothkopf is Film Editor at Time Out New York, where he has worked since 2004. In 2007, he was named Senior Film Critic. His criticism has appeared in publications including Penthouse, Details, The Village Voice, The Chicago Reader, and In These Times, where he was chief film critic from 1999 to 2003. Recently, he served as chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle from 2012 to 2014. He has served on juries at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Sarasota Film Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival, FearNYC, and others.

David Fear

David Fear

David Fear is a Senior Editor and critic at Rolling Stone, and the former Film Editor of Time Out NY. His work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, Esquire, Spin, NY Daily News, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Moviemaker, Nashville Weekly and numerous other publications.

Alicia Malone

Alicia Malone

Alicia Malone is a host on Turner Classic Movies and FilmStruck, Turner’s streaming service for movie lovers, as well as a film reporter, film critic, writer and all-around movie geek. Alicia has appeared as a film expert on CNN, Access Hollywood, E!, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, MTV, Hollywood Today Live, MSNBC, HLN, KCBS, KTLA, AMC Theaters and more.

Rubén Rosario

Rubén Rosario

Rubén Rosario is a Miami-based film critic and web newswriter for Miamiartzine and Punch Drunk Movies and contributor for CineSportsTalk, Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel. Recently he became a Tomatometer-approved critic on Rotten Tomatoes.

Eugene Hernandez

Eugene Hernandez

Eugene Hernandez is an American journalist and writer. He is a co-founder of the online magazine IndieWire and served as its editor in chief until 2010. Hernandez is currently the Deputy Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and a publisher of Film Comment magazine.

 

Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn is the New York-based Deputy Editor & Chief Critic at Indiewire, where he has worked since 2007. In addition to overseeing operations for IndieWire‘s New York film team, he reviews numerous films throughout the year and reports on the industry.

Service Industry Appreciation Night

11/13 8:00 PM - Waterfront Brewery

Join us for our Service Industry Appreciation night at the Waterfront Brewery located at 201 William Street. There will be drink specials galore and a free screening of Brewmaster by Douglas Tirola.

Douglas Tirola’s Brewmaster artfully captures the craftsmanship, passion and innovation within the beer industry. The story follows a young ambitious New York lawyer who struggles to chase his American dream of becoming a brewmaster and a Milwaukee based professional beer educator as he attempts to become a Master Cicerone.

Helping tell the story of beer are some of the best-known personalities in the industry including Garrett Oliver, Jim Koch, Vaclav Berka, Ray Daniels, Charles Papazian and Randy Mosher. Brewmaster creates a cinematic portrait of beer, those who love it, those who make it and those who are hustling to make their mark.

Premier Night

11/16 10:00 PM - Sidebar

Join us to celebrate the premieres of STUDIO 54 and UNITED SKATES on Friday, 11/16, at 10pm at Sidebar – 504 Angela Street.

Featuring drink specials, DJ, roller skate performance by Reggie Brown, and live DJ sets recorded at Studio 54 in 1979!

Free admission for all badge and ticket holders!

2018 KWFF Closing Night After Party

11/17 - Mangoes

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