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Albita plays Senora in Carmen La Cubana, a production of Georges Bizet's 19th-century opera playing in London this month as part of a world tour that started in Paris in 2016.


Devdiscourse News Desk 11 Aug 2018, 04:58 AM
  • "Cold War", by Oscar-winning Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, will open the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) on Friday, the largest film competition and industry platform in a region stretching from Vienna to Istanbul. (Image Credit: Twitter)

'Asian August' comes to Hollywood, but will it last?

Phil Yu is excited. The Los Angeles-based blogger saw an advance screening months ago of "Crazy Rich Asians" and now the first Hollywood movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast is about to arrive in theaters along with two other predominantly Asian films.

"I've been driving around town seeing posters for 'Crazy Rich Asians' and it gives me a real thrill. It's like, Wow! Do white people feel like this all the time?" said Yu, who has been writing his Angry Asian Man blog since 2001.

Grammy-award winning singer Albita lights up Cuban version of Carmen

Grammy-award winning singer Albita Rodriguez is such a celebrated interpreter of Cuban music that when a new version of the opera Carmen was produced set in revolutionary Havana a role was created especially for her.

Albita plays Senora in Carmen La Cubana, a production of Georges Bizet's 19th-century opera playing in London this month as part of a world tour that started in Paris in 2016.

Cult movie 'Heathers' about U.S. high school set for re-release

When the dark comedy "Heathers" was released three decades ago it did not become a mainstream success, but the movie about four teenage girls at a U.S. high school achieved something cooler: it became a cult classic. Now it's being re-released, and though it is set in an era before mobile phones and the Internet, director Michael Lehmann said its themes remain up to date.

'Insatiable' TV cast rejects fat-shaming jibes but reviews are harsh

The cast of "Insatiable" defended their new television show against accusations of fat-shaming, but unusually harsh reviews suggest the U.S. series has more to worry about than the debate around weight and popularity. The Netflix series billed as a dark revenge comedy, is about a downtrodden, obese high schooler, Patty the Fatty, who suddenly loses weight, gains popularity and sets out for payback.

Spike Lee hopes Trump watches KKK film 'BlacKkKlansman'

Director Spike Lee says he wants U.S. President Donald Trump to see his new movie "BlacKkKlansman," an impassioned, tense but often funny movie about race relations in the United States across the decades. "BlacKkKlansman," based on the true story of an African-American police detective in the 1970s who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, arrives in movie theaters on Friday.

'Cold War' opens largest Sarajevo film festival

"Cold War", by Oscar-winning Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, will open the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) on Friday, the largest film competition and industry platform in a region stretching from Vienna to Istanbul. Launched in 1995 as an act of defiance towards the end of the 43-month siege of Sarajevo by Bosnian Serb forces, the festival has become a beacon of the Bosnian capital's cultural survival, drawing thousands each year.

Los Angeles prosecutors review sex assault cases against actors Seagal, Anderson

The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on Thursday that it was reviewing new sexual assault cases involving three celebrities: film producer Harvey Weinstein, action movie star Steven Seagal, and actor Anthony Anderson, the star of the television comedy series "Black-ish." The case involving Weinstein brings to six the number under review by Los Angeles prosecutors.

(With inputs from Reuters)


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