Tropic Cinema

Show Times

Monday 18, March

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

PG-13For sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language.

Monday 18, March

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

Rfor some language.

Monday 18, March

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

G

Monday 18, March

Boom!

Boom!

Monday 18, March

Tuesday 19, March

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

PG-13For sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language.

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

Rfor some language.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

Tuesday 19, March

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

G

Sour Grapes With Master Sommelier Doug Frost

Sour Grapes With Master Sommelier Doug Frost

Tuesday 19, March

Wednesday 20, March

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

PG-13For sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language.

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

Rfor some language.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

G

Thursday 21, March

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

PG-13For sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language.

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

Rfor some language.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

G

The Image Book

The Image Book

TBC

Thursday 21, March

Saturday 23, March

The Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

The Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

Saturday 23, March

Sunday 24, March

The Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

The Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

Sunday 24, March

United Skates

United Skates

TBC

Sunday 24, March

Monday 25, March

Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

Monday 25, March

Wednesday 27, March

Chicago

Chicago

PG-13Rated PG-13 for sexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elements.

Wednesday 27, March

Thursday 28, March

Birds of Passage

Birds of Passage

TBC

Thursday 28, March

Monday 1, April

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

Monday 1, April

Monday 8, April

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Monday 8, April

Monday 15, April

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Monday 15, April

Monday 22, April

Friday

Friday

Monday 22, April

Saturday 27, April

Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino

Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino

Saturday 27, April

Sunday 28, April

Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino

Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino

Sunday 28, April

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

Birds of Passage

Birds of Passage

TBC

From the Oscar®-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, Birds of Passage is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change.

Thursday 28, March

Boom!

Boom!

Few figures loom larger in Key West’s literary history than Tennessee Williams — and we are proud to celebrate the legendary author and playwright throughout March with a series of films based on his work.

1968’s “Boom!” stars the then-married Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Williams’s own adaptation of his play “The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore.” Taylor stars as Flora Goforth, a six-times divorced millionairess who is spending her summer holidays on a Mediterranean island, hoping to dictate her memoirs before she dies.

Arriving on the island is besotted poet Chris Flanders (Burton)—dubbed the “Angel of Death” thanks to his uncanny ability to romance rich, dying widows. Ignoring her best friend’s (Noel Coward) sage advice, Flora invites Chris to stay at her villa. And as her health continues to fade, she becomes more and more attracted to “the Angel of Death.”

Monday 18, March

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

PG-13For sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language.

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Chicago

Chicago

PG-13Rated PG-13 for sexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elements.

The Roaring Twenties come to life at the Tropic on March 27 with our costumes-encouraged screening of the classic Bob Fosse musical “Chicago.”

When starry-eyed chorus girl Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) kills her smooth-talking lover in cold blood, she’s afraid it’ll be the end of her. As it turns out, it’s only the beginning. Roxie finds herself behind bars alongside Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a sexy vaudeville star and double-murderer who became queen of the scandal sheets. With the help of hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), Roxie realizes jail might just be her ticket to fame, too—and a rivalry like no other ensues.

With classics like “All That Jazz,” “Razzle Dazzle” and “Me and My Baby,” “Chicago” is a recipe for a swingin’ night out, so grab your fringe dresses and fedoras and join us at 8:00 p.m!

Wednesday 27, March

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

This coming-of-age film follows the mayhem of group of rowdy teenagers in Austin, Texas, celebrating the last day of high school in 1976.

The graduating class heads for a popular pool hall and joins an impromptu keg party, however star football player Randall "Pink" Floyd (Jason London) has promised to focus on the championship game and abstain from partying. Meanwhile, the incoming freshmen try to avoid being hazed by the seniors, most notably the sadistic bully Fred O'Bannion (Ben Affleck).

Monday 1, April

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

Rfor some language.

The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop (Gary Busey), he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.

Monday 15, April

Friday

Friday

It's Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) has just gotten fired for stealing cardboard boxes. To make matters worse, rent is due, he hates his overbearing girlfriend, Joi (Paula Jai Parker), and his best friend, Smokey (Chris Tucker), owes the local drug dealer money -- and that's all before lunch. As the hours drag on, Jones and Smokey experience the gamut of urban life, complete with crackheads, shoot-outs and overly sexual pastors, concentrated into one single, unbelievable Friday.

Monday 22, April

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PGfor adventure action and some mild rude humor.

From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

When Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment. But the martinet Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Ratched soon affects all the ward's patients.

Monday 8, April

Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino

Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino

In a remarkable, brand-new production, Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tezier in “La Forza del Destino,” Verdi’s epic drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.

“La Forza del Destino” is an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music, and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action.

Approximately 4 hours 15 minutes, with two intermssions

Italian with English subtitles

Saturday 27, April

Sunday 28, April

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Sour Grapes With Master Sommelier Doug Frost

Sour Grapes With Master Sommelier Doug Frost

The Tropic Cinema is delighted to welcome Doug Frost—one of only four people in the world to have achieved Master Sommelier and Master of Wine distinctions—for a special screening of the fascinating wine-world documentary “Sour Grapes.”

The film traces the rise and fall of Rudy Kurniawan—a wine collector, a generous host, a rumored taste savant and a world-class con artist. In 2006, Kurniawan made $35 million auctioning his wine, and he was poised to make even more. Until, in 2008, French wine producer Laurent Ponsot realized there was something fishy about the flashy young collector’s cellar and took a plane to New York.

Doug Frost will introduce and lead a discussion about the film, bringing his years of experience and expertise in the behind-the-scenes world of big-time, big-name wines. Following the screening, Doug will lead a wine tasting at Grand Vin (1107 Duval Street). Tasting tickets are sold separately.

Tuesday 19, March

Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

Few figures loom larger in Key West’s literary history than Tennessee Williams — and we are proud to celebrate the legendary author and playwright throughout March with a series of films based on his work.

1962’s “Sweet Bird of Youth” reunites playwright Williams with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” star Paul Newman, who plays Chance Wayne, an aspiring movie actor brimming with sexual bravado and self-confidence. He meets a fading movie queen named Alexandra Del Lago (Geraldine Page), whose recent screen failures are alleviated by sex, drugs and booze. She agrees to help the young actor by bringing him to Hollywood to meet “all the right people.” Unfortunately, a stopover in Chance’s hometown turns into an ugly homecoming when local politician Boss Finley (Ed Begley) arranges a “welcome” for the actor.

Despite being somewhat toned down from the stage version, “Sweet Bird Of Youth” remains a gripping, suspenseful film.

Monday 25, March

The Image Book

The Image Book

TBC

The legendary Jean-Luc Godard adds to his influential, iconoclastic legacy with this provocative collage film essay—a vast ontological inquiry into the history of the moving image and a commentary on the contemporary interplay between the Western and Eastern worlds. Winner of the first Special Palme d’Or to be awarded in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, “The Image Book” is another extraordinary addition to the French master’s vast filmography.

Displaying an encyclopedic grasp of cinema and its history, Godard pieces together fragments and clips them from some of the greatest films of the past, then digitally alters, bleaches, and washes them, all in the service of reflecting on what he sees in front of him and what he makes of the dissonance that surrounds him.

“Another free-associative cinematic meditation on language, the image, and extinction, by a master of the form.” —Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

Thursday 21, March

The Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

The Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

The Tropic is pleased to present the Royal Ballet’s charming, joyous production of “Don Quixote,” filmed live from London’s Covent Garden.

Marius Petipa’s 19th-century ballet explores love, friendship and adventure. The knight Don Quixote and his servant, Sancho Panza, meet love-lorn couple Kitri (Akane Takada) and her sweetheart Basilio who are unable to marry as Kitri’s father wants her to marry the wealthy Gamache. Don Quixote, in true heroic style, intervenes and convinces Gamache he would rather marry the barmaid – this allows Kitri and Basilio to wed.

Carlos Acosta’s innovative production brings Spanish warmth and joy to the stage. Acosta adds energy and wit to the ballet, particularly with the new choreography for Act II’s gypsy scene, which brings musicians onto the stage to add to the lively atmosphere.

Approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes with two intermissions

Saturday 23, March

Sunday 24, March

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United Skates

United Skates

TBC

The Tropic Cinema is proud to be a Screening Partner for the 2018-19 Southern Circuit, a touring festival bringing the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Our 2019 slate of Southern Circuit films continues with Dyana Winkler’s “United Skates.”

From Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa and Naughty by Nature on the East Coast to Dr. Dre and Ice Cube in Los Angeles, roller rinks have long been a mecca for music and creativity. “Black Nights” (or “Adult Nights,” as they’re commonly called now) are also safe spaces, where street rivalries are left at the door—but they may not be around long.

With an average of three rinks closing a month, “United Skates” takes a deep dive into the vibrant and celebratory world of African American roller skating through the eyes of three central characters: Phelicia, Reggie, and Buddy. Each living in a different part of the country, and each fighting to preserve a tradition that reaches deep into their family history, this film documents a small but monumental piece of American culture at risk of disappearing entirely.

6:30 // Complimentary Champagne Reception

7:00 // Screening

Post-Screening // Q&A with director Dyana Winklerlent.

Sunday 24, March