The Tropic Cinema will host Key West NOW’s Women’s Film Festival each Wednesday in March. KEYS WEEKLY FILE PHOTO

Mark your calendars for four films, screening each Wednesday in March at the Tropic Cinema, to celebrate Women’s History Month. All showings begin at 6 p.m.

  • “I Will Follow” (March 6) is Ava DuVernay’s first film. Released in 2010, this compelling film inspects the age-old work of caretaking and returning to a changed world after the caretaking is done. Universal themes to people everywhere and in particular to a black woman in America in the 21st century, this film links February’s Black History Month and March’s Women’s History Month.
  • “A New Leaf,” (March 13) is comedienne Elaine May’s hilarious directorial debut in 1971. A broke playboy (Walter Matthau) seeks a rich wife that he can murder. May co-stars as the botanist heiress who fits the bill.
  • “One Sings, the Other Doesn’t,” (March 20) from French New Wave goddess Agnès Varda, follows two women as they navigate 14 years of ground-breaking change for women. Past years’ festival goers will remember Varda’s “The Beaches of Agnes” and “Chloe from 5 to 7” and appreciate a third glimpse into this pioneering director’s work.
  • “I Am A Noise” (March 27) documents Joan Baez’s decades-long career as a musician and political activist. It’s an inside view of the energetic and thoughtful woman who became an icon of the ’60s folk music world and went on to found Amnesty International, which defends the rights of non-violent political prisoners.

The Key West Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) promotes women’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 awarding-winning, non-profit theater presenting current and classic films of particular interest to the diverse Key West audience.

Tickets are available online or at the door.