"You know what makes a good loser? Practice!"
-Papa Hemingway Look-alike Contestant, 2011
"I'll keep comin' 'til I drop dead!"
- Papa Hemingway Look-alike Contestant, 2011
Color HD | Dolby 5.1 | Feature Documentary | 2013
Every year, hoards of quirky middle aged men donning full white beards, sportsmen's garb and Spanish red berets, descend into Key West, Florida for the "Papa" Hemingway Look-alike Contest, a part of the annual Hemingway Days Festival.
The contest, which began in 1981, celebrates Hemingway's tenure in Key West and runs concurrent with his birthday on July 21st. It's held at historic Sloppy Joe's Bar and attracts enthusiastic "Papas," their supporters, and outrageous, boisterous fans from all corners.
PAPA, a feature length documentary, will chronicle the Hemingway Look-alike Contest and spotlight a number of participating "Papas," their family members, friends, and fans. Additionally, the film will explore the concepts of celebrity, the importance of history, and create a portrait of the eccentric and proud "Conch Republic" of Key West.
PAPA will provide a curious glimpse into the private lives of ordinary men, who turn into the iconic, yet troubled American writer for a weekend.
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PAPA © 2013 | Black Iron Films
dir/pro/cam/snd. Shane Eason | cam/ad/ed. Nicholous Sacci
dop/cam/snd. Terryll Loffler | cam/grip. Matthew Perez
cam/snd. Cory Cohen | cam/snd. Matthew Mesang
stills/grip. Jess Del Pino | grip/pa. Sheena Orr
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