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Art Deco Weekend To Include Film Series
(released 1/11/2005)

Film screenings taking place as part of ART DECO WEEKEND 2005 – presented by the Miami Design Preservation League – have been expanded in scope from previous years, and include a number of outdoor screenings that will take place outdoors, under the stars. From directors Charlie Chaplin to Tim Robbins, the film series is the biggest lineup ever screened on the beach.

The film series and its outdoor under-the-stars theatrical screening component were created by the Miami Design Preservation League with assistance from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and its director, Gregory Von Hausch.

The films all fit this year's theme of Art Deco Weekend – Art Deco and the New Deal – and include 42nd Street (1933), directed by Lloyd Bacon; Bound for Glory (1976), directed by Hal Ashby; Brother Can You Spare a Dime? (1975), a documentary by director Philippe Mora; Gold Diggers of 1933, directed by Mervyn LeRoy and Busby Berkeley; King of the Hill (1993), directed by Steven Soderbergh; Modern Times (1936), directed by Charlie Chaplin; My Man Godfrey (1936), directed by Gregory La Cava; Our Daily Bread (1934), directed by King Vidor; Riding the Rails (a documentary by Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell; Sullivan's Travels (1941), directed by Preston Sturges; The Building of the Hoover Dam (1988), an ABC News production and The Cradle Will Rock (1999), directed by Tim Robbins.

The indoor screenings take place Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 16 at the Art Deco Welcome Center – 1001 Ocean Drive on Miami Beach. The screenings under the stars take place Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15 at Lummus Park – East of Ocean Drive between 13th and 14th streets. Admission to all of the film screenings is free.

A complete schedule of events can be found online at or by calling 305-672-2014.

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