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