Jewish film festival, Miami Beach present Summer Movies Under the Stars

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The Miami Jewish Film Festival has partnered with the City of Miami Beach to present a summer film series of free outdoor screenings.

The Summer Movies Under the Stars film series runs through Aug. 5 on Thursdays and Saturdays at different outdoor venues throughout Miami Beach, and features classics and blockbusters. All film screenings begin at 8:15 p.m.

The program is dedicated to safely bringing the South Florida community together and lifting everyone’s spirits around shared cinematic experiences, especially in the aftermath of the Surfside condo building collapse last month.

Igor Shteyrenberg, the film festival’s executive director, said, “We recognize the challenges so many families and community members have faced over the last few weeks, and we wanted to create an experience where they could come together safely to create new memories.”

“At the core of our Miami Jewish Film Festival, we aim to bring people together through the arts and to send a signal of unity and resiliency when our community needs it most,” Shteyrenberg continued. “At a time when people are eager to connect and convene again, we’re taking the spirit of our festival across the City of Miami Beach by creating a safe environment where audiences can come together and enjoy the sense of connection found by going to the movies.”

The series kicks off on July 22 with a newly restored presentation of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster, “Jurassic Park” at Normandy Plaza, and continues on July 25 at Collins Park with a special 35th anniversary celebration of “Little Shop of Horrors,” featuring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, and Bill Murray.

The program includes “Godzilla vs. Kong” on July 29 at Lummus Park, “Beetlejuice” starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, and Geena Davis on Aug. 1 at Pride Park and “Love and Monsters” starring Dylan O’Brian on Aug. 5 at Lincoln Road.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket, lawn chairs, drinks, snacks and even pets to the screenings.

Visit miamijewishfilmfestival.org for more information.

The film festival ls a program of the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, a subsidiary of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

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