Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman presented to author and Key West resident Judy Blume – along with the cast of the new film “Are you There God? It's Me, Margaret” -- with the Key to the City during its world premiere Friday at the Tropic Cinema.
The film is based on Blume's classic book and stars Rachel McAdams, Amy Brooks, Julie Ansell, Abby Ryder Fortson, and Kelly Fremont Craig. James L. Brooks produced the film. The event was a fundraiser for the Tropic Cinema.
“It was an absolute pleasure to present the Key to the City to the cast and crew of this fantastic movie,” said Kaufman. “It was a special opportunity to recognize Judy Blume and the young actress Abby Ryder Fortson who portrayed Margaret.
“I was able to convey to our honored guests that Judy Blume is recognized nationwide, but she is our hometown icon and hero!" he said. "It was so fitting to have this premier in Key West since the movie and the book are representatives of the spirit of our One Human Family philosophy.”