Dubai International Film Festival – Free Beach Screening- Jaws

The Dubai International Film Festival will pay tribute to Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, one of the truly great and lasting classics of American cinema as it marks its 40th year anniversary. The special complimentary presentation screening will be hosted at THE BEACH, opposite JBR and attended by the legendary actor Richard Dreyfuss.

Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of the Dubai International Film Festival, said: “I am delighted that we can host such a special event in the company of the screen icon Richard Dreyfuss. ‘Jaws’ has enthralled countless people over the last four decades.  It has many truly memorable screen moments which, helped propel Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss and many of those involved with the film’s production to the exalted status of Hollywood legends. What a privilege it will be for those present to watch one of the most enduring cinema classics alongside one of the finest actors of his generation in, one of his most iconic roles.”


When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the shark before it strikes again.


‘Jaws’, Stephen Spielberg’s breakthrough major motion picture, is credited with being one of the first ‘blockbusters’ and remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.


Richard Dreyfuss commented: “I am delighted to be invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jaws at The Dubai International Film Festival.  In my career I’ve always been quietly proud of being associated with a movie that has lost none of its power, even 40 years later.”


Whether you’re seeing ‘Jaws’ for the first time or the fiftieth, everyone will enjoy watching the film down at THE BEACH, opposite JBR. You won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime experience on Saturday 12th December 2015 at 7pm.


For more information on the full schedule of THE BEACH screenings please visit

The 12th edition of DIFF will see films screened over eight days at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates and THE BEACH. Cinemagoers will be able to buy tickets from the DIFF box office, which is open online at Tickets are also available from the box office at VOX Cinemas Mall of the Emirates, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah from December 9th.Additional information is also available through the Festival’s dedicated customer care number, 363 FILM (3456).


Minakhee Mishra

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