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Roving cinema plays public service role in Central Africa


A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African Republic. Some 200 villagers avidly take in an evening of films thanks ...

Roving cinema plays public service role in Central Africa

A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African Republic. Some 200 villagers avidly take in an evening of films thanks to a traveling cinema team with the dual goal of entertaining and enlightening.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 17:18:40

Disney again makes history with takings above $7b for 2018

Walt Disney Studios is again ending the year on a high note, posting more than $7 billion in global box office earnings, thanks to hits such as Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 17:18:39

Delayed opening

Qatar's long-delayed national museum, a sprawling 52,000-square meter building in the capital Doha, will finally open in March 2019, officials said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 17:08:39

Photo exhibition in London to mark 40 years of China's reform, opening up

A photography exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up is launched on Monday at London's Kings Cross Station.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 0:29:41

Chinese debate show 'I Can I BIBI' huge cross-Straits success among young viewers

If you spend any time walking around public spaces in China, there is a high chance that you've heard people talking about I Can I BIBI, the famous Chinese online variety show that just wrapped up its fifth season on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 18:33:40

Mai Jia's classic spy thriller 'The Message' gets streaming adaptation

Considered one of China's best spy novels, The Message will come to Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video as a TV drama in 2019, Tencent Video announced at a seminar on Saturday. The novel quickly rose in popularity after a 2009 film adaptation wowed audiences in China with its tight plot and well-written characters.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 18:03:39

Dance drama 'Deep in Memory' shines light on Nanjing Massacre

New dance drama Deep in Memory was staged at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday and Sunday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 17:58:40

Showcase 'Of the Infinite Mind' of artist Wu Jian'an at Guardian Art Center

Chinese artist Wu Jian'an has brought a group of more than 100 artworks to the Guardian Art Center in Beijing for his new exhibition Of the Infinite Mind, which kicked off on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 17:58:40

'Ralph' wrecks it again

Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet has again topped North American box offices, taking in an estimated $16.1 million for the weekend to narrowly edge out another family-oriented animation, Universal's The Grinch, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/10 17:58:39

Bolivian youth orchestra plays for the future

When Mariel Chura joined a youth orchestra at age 14, she did not even know what a viola was.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/10 16:43:39

Practicing Chinese calligraphy on an iPad

"Everyday when I go out, I bring an iPad and an Apple Pencil with me," said Chang Ping-huang, a renowned calligrapher from Taiwan, when introducing his new toolkit for practicing Chinese calligraphy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 15:50:53

Rap star Kendrick Lamar, women nominees lead Grammys race

The soundtrack of Marvel's Black Panther propelled rap superstar Kendrick Lamar to the front of this year's Grammy pack with eight nominations, closely followed by fellow rapper Drake with seven, organizers said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 18:23:39

Competition fierce as 11 animated films vie for Chinese mainland audiences' attention

This month is set to be a highly competitive one when it comes to animated films as a total of 11 movies will be crowding into Chinese mainland theaters before the end of the year. Among the biggest draws, The Grinch, My Neighbor Totoro and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are looking to take on Ralph Breaks the Internet, which debuted on November 23 but is still going strong, to see who can become the box-office king of animation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 18:03:39