Florida Premiere of Acclaimed Film “STEALING KLIMT” Exclusively at Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

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Miami Jewish Film Festival, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) and the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial co-present the exclusive Florida premiere of STEALING KLIMT on Thursday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. at JMOF-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. The critically acclaimed film tells the dramatic story of the decades long struggle by Maria Altmann, a Viennese Jew, to recover five Gustav Klimt original paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis in 1938. The paintings, including the famous portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, had been hanging in the Austrian National Gallery since 1945. This David and Goliath saga chronicles Maria's early life in glittering fin-de-siècle Vienna, her dramatic escape from Nazi terror, and her courageous fight to recover the five Klimts against all odds. The screening will be preceded by a light reception at 6:30 p.m. in Bessie's Bistro with "Posters from the Hans Sachs Collection," an exhibit featuring 21 posters that had been looted by Nazis. Reception courtesy of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, sponsored in part by West Avenue Cafe.

Cost: $5 for JMOF-FIU or Film Society members; $10 for non-members; $8 students/seniors. To purchase tickets online, click here. Or call 786-972-3175 or email info@jewishmuseum.com.

The Miami Jewish Film Festival is a program of Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, a subsidiary of Greater Miami Jewish Federation.