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Miami Dade College Celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with Summer Film Festival

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Miami, May 12, 2014 - Although Miami Dade College (MDC) won’t be blowing out 450 candles to celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday, it will be hosting a Shakespearean summer film fest to highlight the revered writer’s life and ongoing influence. Shakespeare and Snacks: Summer Film Festival will run every Wednesday at noon May 21 through July 16, in Room R8401 at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. 

In conjunction with the MDC Learning Resources department, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and the Board of County Commissioners, MDC will be screening the movie adaptations of some of the Bard’s greatest plays, supplemented with A Shot of Shakespeare - short clips featuring historic videos reflecting the influence of Shakespeare’s life, works, and times on South Florida.

Selected from the millions of feet of film and thousands of hours of video tape, A Shot of Shakespeare will showcase only-in-Miami stories ranging from all-star productions of classic plays to auditions by dogs ready to roll over and play Shakespeare.

Below is a list of the scheduled films

05/21 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

05/28 – Coriolanus

06/04 – Hamlet

06/11 – Much Ado about Nothing

06/18 – Julius Caesar

06/25 – Othello

07/02 – Titus Andronicus

07/09 – The Taming of the Shrew

07/16 – Romeo & Juliet

The Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, an official moving image repository and archives of the State of Florida, is one of the largest institutions of its kind in the United States. Housed on MDC’s Wolfson Campus, the Wolfson Archives’ collections span nearly a century, with the earliest materials dating from the 1910s. The Wolfson Archives is an essential resource for the community, state and nation, and provides unique materials to researchers, film and video producers, and the general public.

All films and snacks are free. For more information, please contact Dania Soriano at

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist

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