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Aventura Film Series Continues: Brighton 4th, A Story of Parental Sacrifice and The Love of a Father

March 18, 2022

The Aventura International Film Series continues with Brighton 4th on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. This story of parental sacrifice and the love of a father for his son, won three major awards at the Tribeca Film Festival: Best International Film, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay and is Georgia’s official submission to the 94th Academy Awards®.

In the movie, former wrestler Kakhi, played by real-life Olympic champion Levan Tediashvili, embarks on a journey from his home in the Republic of Georgia to visit his son Soso, portrayed by Giorgi Tabidze, in the Russian-speaking neighborhood of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. There, he finds him living in a shabby boarding house populated by a colorful group of fellow Georgian immigrants. Not rated, this film is in Georgian and Russian with English subtitles. The Aventura International Film Series presented by the City of Aventura is hosted by Shelly Isaacs who introduces the film and leads a post-screening discussion.

About Your Host
As well as your host and programmer for this annual series at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, in 2000 Shelly became the founder, programmer and host for Cafe Cinematheque and Senses of Cinema programs at many venues throughout South Florida, including the Life-Long Learning Societies of Florida Atlantic University and at Florida International University where he teaches foreign language film appreciation. He has also enjoyed a 30 plus year career as a creative director/writer in advertising, specializing in film, TV and radio advertising and production. Isaacs holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from New York University, where he served as an Adjunct Professor in their graduate program. In 2009, Isaacs launched Cinematheque at Sea, offering audiences who appreciate foreign-language film an opportunity to experience his program of specially selected films while on a luxury cruise. He has been the film expert for Celebrity Cruise Lines during annual voyages to the Cannes International Film Festival, as well as on other scheduled film related cruises throughout the world.

This series is on sale at full capacity without physical distancing limitations. Ticket purchasers will be notified of up-to-date Health & Safety Guidelines prior to each individual performance.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center has implemented a number of changes to ensure an enjoyable experience. Health and safety guidelines have been developed in conjunction with its management company, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic and have been informed by guidance of public health officials including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines will be continuing to evolve as the environment changes and may be accessed on the venue’s website.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at, by phone at 877.311.7469 or 954.462.0222, or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call 954.660.6307.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura. Join the conversation, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram @aventuracenter or #aventuracenter

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