Esther Williams Revisited
Who could forget Esther Williams? Apparently just about everyone. Whether spinning languidly through underwater hoops like a well-trained porpoise, kissing men suspended awkwardly in the depths of a pool, or scissoring her long legs, Williams made bathing movies what they are today: an amazing but vague memory. For some reason, filming underwater fizzled beyond the Fifties. Since swimming in the movies did not make a huge splash, the folks at Miami-Dade County have landed on a new trend: swimming at the movies. Grab any kids you have handy and head to the filled-to-capacity José Martí Park for Dive-In Movies.
Recently released childrens films will bathe 16 lifeguards and hundreds of movie buffs in pale light. Pint-size protégés of Esther Williams will circle about the darkened water. Parents will watch in wonder. Stars will be born under the stars. At 8 p.m., watch the most successful combination of swimming and cinema since Williams donned a rubber cap. Admission is free. Call 305-642-1271 for more information about the flick.
Fri., June 20, 8 p.m., 2008
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