Thanks to everyone who participated in our quarterly $5 Film Night.  Patrons and volunteers alike thoroughly enjoyed Papa Hemingway in Cuba. We collected $100 from ticket and cash bar sales, which was generously matched by Lifetime FLWC Member, Mae Silver, providing a total of $200 to be donated to the Hacienda Girl’s Ranch.  Proving even small donations can lead to bigger ones.  #makingadifference


Papa Hemingway in Cuba, a 2015 film based on a true story about Ernest Hemingway and journalist Denne Bart Peticlerc, will be the featured at the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club. A $5 donation at the door is requested. Free popcorn and cash bar will be available.

The Hibiscus Theatre is an occasional film series highlighting movies made in Florida or featuring stories based in the Sunshine State. This month’s feature was shot at Hemingway’s home, Finca Vigia was the first Hollywood film to be shot on the island since the 1959 revolution.  Hemingway lived there from 1939 until 1960, and wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls and Old Man and the Sea in Cuba. Hemingway, played by Adrian Sparks, befriended Peticlerc, played by Giovanni Ribisi, in the 1950s when the journalist was working for the Miami Globe.

$5 Film Night on Wednesday, November 8, 2017:

Doors Open: 6:30 PM – Popcorn, cash bar

Film Showing begins:  7:00 PM – Anne Bellissimo, Moderator

Located at: Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club, 20 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Proceeds benefit the Hacienda Girl’s Ranch, a residential shelter for girls. The GFWC Florida President’s Project for 2016-2018.

For more information: Please contact Mindy Noble at 954-815-3439.

Papa Hemingway