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Small Creatures, Big Adventures: “Ratatouille” & “Stuart Little”

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Small Creatures, Big Adventures: “Ratatouille” & “Stuart Little”

This Saturday, January 25, is Lunar New Year! As we get ready to welcome the year of the Rat, let’s take a look at two films, “Ratatouille” and “Stuart Little,” which tell the delightful tales of two courageous little animals, a rat and a mouse, and their grand adventures. “Ratatouille” is directed by Academy Award winner Brad Bird. Pixar Animation Studios’ well-known brilliant storytelling is readily apparent in this fantastic film. “Stuart Little” is a sweet film showing that good things do come in small packages. The film is inspired by E.B. White’s book of the same name, which was published in 1945. Columbia Pictures presents a story for anyone who’s ever had trouble fitting in. Filled with adventure, happiness, and love, “Ratatouille” and “Stuart Little” are delightful movies that remind us to cherish the wonderful, unique qualities of every being, small or big, human or non-human.
Cinema Scene
2020-01-21   764 Views
Cinema Scene
2020-01-21

Human’s Best Friends Touching Lives: “Oddball” and “The Stray”

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Human’s Best Friends Touching Lives: “Oddball” and “The Stray”

Today we present two touching films, “Oddball” and “The Stray,” both based on true stories. The first film is “Oddball,” set on Middle Island, off the beautiful coast of Warrnambool in Victoria, Australia. With many twists and turns, this adventure film shows us how loving, intelligent, and courageous our canine friends are, and what a big difference they can make in our lives as well as that of other living beings. Our second feature today is the 2017 family drama, “The Stray.” “The Stray” tells the true story of Pluto the Wonder Dog, a stray dog who sacrificed his own life to protect his caregiver. “Oddball” and “The Stray” are two heartwarming films about human’s best friends. Endearing and moving, they show us that dogs are truly our guardian angels who love and bless us unconditionally, filling our lives with joy.
Cinema Scene
2020-02-28   444 Views
Cinema Scene
2020-02-28

Inspiring Indian Films: “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” and “Secret Superstar”

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Inspiring Indian Films: “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” and “Secret Superstar”

We begin with “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi,” also known as “A Match Made By God.” The main character is Surinder “Suri” Sahni. The bride-to-be, Taani, is beautiful, cheerful, and full of life, and Suri falls helplessly in love with her at first sight. “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” tells a beautiful, touching story about the meaning of true love. Let us now take a look at the 2017 musical drama “Secret Superstar.” Insia Malik is a 15-year-old schoolgirl living in Baroda, India. She is an exceptionally talented singer. Insia posts her video and finds huge success online. “Rab Ne Bana D i Jodi” and “Secret Superstar” are two heartwarming movies that will bring us both laughter and tears. Moving and entertaining, they remind us of the power of faith in God and love, while also showing us the wonderfully rich Indian culture.
Cinema Scene
2020-01-31   352 Views
Cinema Scene
2020-01-31

Honoring Brilliant, Courageous Women: “Hidden Figures” and “Little Women”

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Honoring Brilliant, Courageous Women: “Hidden Figures” and “Little Women”

In today’s program, we present two powerful films about female pioneers who have, in their own unique ways, changed their personal fate and become an inspiration for future generations: “Hidden Figures” and “Little Women.” “Hidden Figures” is a 2016 historical biographical drama adapted from Margot Lee Shetterly’s non-fiction book entitled “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.” Our next movie was inspired by the famous novel of acclaimed author Louisa May Alcott, “Little Women.” Released in 1994, “Little Women” is a film about love, family, and the strong female spirit. The story revolves around the five females of the March family who reside in Concord, Massachusetts, USA, in the 1860s. Through these difficult times, the audience witnesses the March family’s altruism towards one another and others in the neighborhood. “Hidden Figures” and “Little Women” are two uplifting films about the brilliant women who have each made a distinct and lasting difference in their individual ways, and encouraged millions to follow their admirable examples.
Cinema Scene
2020-03-08   209 Views
Cinema Scene
2020-03-08

Nourishing Gifts of Nature: “Miracle Apples” and “Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness”

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Nourishing Gifts of Nature: “Miracle Apples” and “Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness”

In celebration of all the treasured gifts from Mother Nature, let us take a look at two thought-provoking films about organic vegan farming. Based on Takuji lshikawa's book of the same name, “Miracle Apples” follows the true story of Akinori Kimura, who, for the sake of his wife’s health, goes on a decade-long quest to grow the perfect organic apples without the use of fertilizers and pesticides. “Miracle Apples” is an ode to the nourishing, eco-friendly practice of organic farming, and tells an earnest story about family, perseverance, and dedication. Simple and picturesque, “Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness” is a poetic and illuminating documentary which may change your perceptions of food and life forever. “Miracle Apples” and “Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness” are two uplifting movies showing us that if we truly respect nature and live peacefully with the other beings on this planet, our lives will be nourished with more happiness, health, and contentment.
Cinema Scene
2020-03-27   206 Views
Cinema Scene
2020-03-27

Celebrating Cinema: The 72nd Cannes Film Festival, Part 1 of 5

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Celebrating Cinema: The 72nd Cannes Film Festival, Part 1 of 5

Formally beginning in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival is an annual 12-day event held in the beautiful city, Cannes, of the French Riviera. Considered one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival took place from May 14 to 25, 2019. We had the honor of speaking with some of the event’s distinguished guests, who shared their thoughts on artists and their cherished contributions to our world. “I’m Chris Tucker. I’m an actor, comedian. And I do think the role of an actor, it’s important to make society better through art, through telling great stories, inspiring stories that inspire people, kids, and new generations. So, we have a great role to play and with the fans’ help, we could do great work.”
Cinema Scene
2020-04-03   56 Views
Cinema Scene
2020-04-03
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