Magazine article Screen International

DIFF Heads to the Beach

Magazine article Screen International

DIFF Heads to the Beach

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For those who prefer their cinema al fresco, the public screenings at this year's Dubai International Film Festival will be held at "The Beach" opposite Jumeirah Beach Resort (JBR).

On DIFF's opening night (December 10), audiences will be able to watch all the action from the red carpet, followed by a free screening of Theodore Melfi's comedy St Vincent, starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. Murray plays a cantankerous, anti-social man who is forced into a friendship with a young neighbour.

Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker's feature-length documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story will screen on December 11. The film is about Caroll Spinney who has played Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969 and at the age of 80 has no intention of stopping.

The rest of the week's screenings include:

Meet The Patels (December 12) - brother and sister duo Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel's comedic look at a man's struggle to find a wife through traditional Indian means. The film recently won the audience award at the Los Angeles Film Festival. …

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