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FLASHBACK FRIDAY WITH KWFF: MEMORIAL DAY EDITION

In this week's edition of Flashback Friday, we recognize the proud and strong history of Key West and the Armed Services on this very special Memorial Day weekend. We salute our servicemen and women - past, present and future. We also recognize the sacrifices by the new front-line workers in the fight against COVID, those who have given their lives to fight this silent enemy.

Key West's own Mark Ebonboch was instrumental in the making of this week's film - and helping to bring it to KWFF. We had a great time with Mark, Director Paul Sanchez, Producers Lisa Poggi and Don Anderson, Tom Berenger and his wife, Cory Glover, and the rest of the crew!
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FLASHBACK FRIDAY WITH KWFF: MARK BRIDGES

KWFF COSTUME DESIGN FOCUS AND ACADEMY AWARD WINNER

KWFF has honored an outstanding costume designer each year since 2016 and each of them has gone on to be nominated for an Academy Award for Costume Design.

This week's FBF brings us back to 2017, when we had the privilege of hosting and honoring Mark Bridges, who won an Academy Award that year for his stellar work in The Phantom Thread.

Mark has been the costume designer for all of Paul Thomas Anderson's films including Boogie Nights, There Will be Blood, Magnolia, Inherent Vice, and of course The Phantom Thread.
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FLASHBACK FRIDAY WITH KWFF: CRITICS PANEL AND IndieWire’s ERIC KOHN

The KWFF Critics Panel is the only festival program of its nature in the entire country. Each year the panel brings together a dozen of the top national critics to discuss films, debate trends in the industry, and sing karaoke at Bobby's Monkey Bar.

Since 2016, these critics have chosen one film each year to be given the prestigious KWFF Critics Award.

This year we've asked Eric Kohn, executive editor and chief critic at Indiewire.com, to reflect on past KWFF Critics Award winners.

Be sure to visit IndieWire daily for in-depth reporting on how the entertainment industry is adapting and reacting to the Covid-19 crisis.
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FLASHBACK FRIDAY WITH KWFF: THE BANDIT

Remember that time one of the world's biggest movie stars of all time came to Key West? We do.

Burt Reynolds, who still holds the record for number of consecutive years as the top grossing box office star with five (1978-1982), graced KWFF with his presence in 2016.

Check out a snippet of the conversation Mr. Reynolds had with David Fear of Rolling Stone, and an interview with KWFF's Andrew Shortell.
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FLASHBACK FRIDAY WITH KWFF: BOYS DON’T CRY DIRECTOR KIMBERLY PEIRCE

Flashback Friday returns . . . with a twist!

KWFF 2019 featured one of the most powerful conversations we've ever hosted - Director Kimberly Peirce and the 20th Anniversary of BOYS DON'T CRY. KWFF was the only festival to honor Ms. Peirce in person.

Today's flashback features a very special personal note from Kimberly Peirce for these uncertain times, delivered from her house in LA.

Stay safe, healthy, and sane! We hope to see you all in November!

- KWFF Team
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THE WAIT IS OVER

See the full 2019 Key West Film Festival program dates and times today!

PASSES AND TICKETING IN 2019:
A limited number of tickets are now on sale for advance purchase to all films except opening and closing nights' THE IRISHMAN and WAVES and the Spotlight films MARRIAGE STORY and JUST MERCY.

The best way to guarantee admission to ALL the above films, as well as to special events and festival parties, is to purchase a VIP PREMIUM or ALL-ACCESS pass. The 3rd level AUTEUR pass grants access to all films (but no parties) except those in the Tropic's Carper theater after 5 PM.
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