John Travolta visits Saudi pavilion at Cannes

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John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and family visit with the Saudi Film Council team at the Saudi Pavilion during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in support of their new movie, Gotti. (Marilyn Clark)
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John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and family visit with the Saudi Film Council team at the Saudi Pavilion during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in support of their new movie, Gotti. (Marilyn Clark)
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John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and family visit with the Saudi Film Council team at the Saudi Pavilion during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in support of their new movie, Gotti. (Marilyn Clark)
Updated 15 May 2018
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John Travolta visits Saudi pavilion at Cannes

CANNES: John Travolta, Kelly Preston and their family visit the Saudi Film Council team at the Saudi pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival in support of their new movie, ‘Gotti.’ Saudi Film Council CEO Faisal Baltyuor presented him with information about the organization.
The first Saudi pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival got a dose of star power yesterday when actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston visited with their family.
Travolta and Preston were there to promote “Gotti,” in which Travolta plays mobster John Gotti and Preston plays his wife.
Saudi Film Council CEO Faisal Baltyuor presented Travolta with information about the organization, recently formed to support the Kingdom’s film and content industry.


The Six: Louvre Abu Dhabi set to host ‘Big in Japan’ weekend

The Louvre Abu Dhabi. (Shutterstock)
Updated 21 October 2018
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The Six: Louvre Abu Dhabi set to host ‘Big in Japan’ weekend

DUBAI: The Louvre Abu Dhabi is set to host a “Big in Japan” weekend from Oct. 25 – 27, featuring a range of activities inspired by the ongoing “Japanese Connections: The Birth of Modern Décor” exhibition.
Innovative music
On Thursday, Japanese Turntable Symphonograph Orchestra will reconstruct classical music by spinning vinyl records, using turntables and mixers as their instruments of choice.
Spoken word
On Friday, award-winning Emirati spoken-word artist Afra Atiq will perform a poem inspired by the artworks in the “Japanese Connections” exhibition space.
Homemade cartoon
“Emara,” a series featuring a hijab-wearing crime fighter, will be screened on Friday, followed by a discussion with voiceover artist Maryam Al-Atouly.

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Mural magic
On Friday, visitors can enjoy the big reveal of the first-time collaboration between Abu Dhabi-based students and renowned street artist Myneandyours as they add the final strokes to their murals.
Anime screening
Fan favorite “Big Hero 6” will be screened on Saturday. The comedy-adventure, which has some seriously emotional moments, tells the story of the bond between an inflatable robot and a boy.
A Japanese tale
Set to be screened on Saturday, “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” tells the story of a bamboo cutter who finds a miniature girl and raises her as his daughter.