Key West NOW Women’s Film Fest Two More Terrific Movies
By Women, About Women, FOR Everyone
Key West – The Third Annual Women’s Film Festival is heading into the backstretch, with two terrific films for the last two Wednesdays of March.
None other than Martin Scorcese called French New Wave icon Agnès Varda “one of the Gods of cinema. And now, her most famous film “Cleo from 5 to 7” screens March 22 at the Tropic. It’s two hours in the life of a beautiful, young, famous pop singer as she awaits the results of cancer tests. Those who attended last year’s Women’s Film Festival will remember “The Beaches of Agnès,” Varda’s beguiling, whimiscal autobiographical film from 2008.
Closing the month-long festival on March 29th will be the landmark documentary from 2022, “The Janes.” The Jane Collective provided thousands of safe abortions in Chicago in the late 60s and early 70s before Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. Just a month ago, “The Janes” directors Emma Pildes and Tia Lessen won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award’s Silver Baton for outstanding public service for reporting in television, radio and digital journalism for this film.
Following the screening, two of the original Janes, now in their 80s, will be available for discussion about how the current situation compares with their experiences fifty years ago.
The Key West Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) promotes woman’s rights to reproductive health care, fairness in education and employment, freedom from violence, justice for LGBTQIA citizens and life without racism. The Tropic Cinema is an award-winning, independent, non-profit theater showing popular, classic, foreign, regional and experimental films.
All showings begin at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at tropiccinema.com or at the door. Both screenings are in the spacious Carper Theater.[livemarket market_name="KONK Life LiveMarket" limit=3 category=“” show_signup=0 show_more=0]