Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss to attend DIFF

Dreyfuss to attend 40th anniversary screening of Jaws at The Beach
Steven Spielberg's Jaws turned 40 this year.
Steven Spielberg's Jaws turned 40 this year.


The Dubai International Film Festival will pay tribute to Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, a classic of American cinema that is celebrating its 40th year anniversary this year.

The special complementary presentation screening will be hosted at THE BEACH, opposite JBR and attended by 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.

Richard Dreyfuss said: "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.”

Jaws will be screened on Saturday 12th December 2015 at 7pm.


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