Director: Lee Daniels
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Lee Daniels, Nilo Cruz
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An adaptation of Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer and Steinberg Prize-winning Broadway play. The film is set in 1920s Tampa, then the seat of cigar-making industry and featured an imported Cuban tradition of lectors reading to workers. Inspired by Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, "Tropics" centers on a family of cigar rollers whose lives are changed by the power of literature.