Movies

Indian theater actor Tom Alter has died at age 67

Sep 30, 2017

Tom Alter, a well-known Indian theatre, television and Bollywood actor of American descent, has died in Mumbai after a brief illness.

Saudi official fired after textbooks show Yoda with king

Sep 25, 2017

A senior Education Ministry official in Saudi Arabia has been fired after high school students opened their textbooks to find an image of Yoda from the "Star Wars" films seated next to a Saudi king

Worlds of Islam, Michael Jackson collide in Egyptian film

Sep 23, 2017

In a new Egyptian film, an ultra-conservative Muslim is torn by his love of Michael Jackson, mirroring a country's struggle between traditions and modern global influences

Saudi filmmakers build audiences without cinemas

Sep 7, 2017

With daring filmmakers, untold stories and entertainment-starved young people, Saudi Arabia has all the makings of a local movie industry _ except for theaters

Emirati filmmaker unsettles traditions, exposes hidden lives

Aug 27, 2017

Emirati filmmaker unsettles traditions by bringing to Gulf audiences an Arabic movie reflecting the region's most intimate and hidden lives

Turkey detains director of film on July 15 coup attempt

Jul 13, 2017

Turkey's official news agency says a film director has been detained, suspected of links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen who Turkey blames for last summer's failed coup.

Reema Lagoo, who played mother to top Bollywood actors, dies

May 19, 2017

Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo, the ever-smiling screen mother to some of India's top actors, has died at age 59

Iconic New Delhi movie theater shuts down after 85 years

Apr 2, 2017

From Bollywood superstars to political heavyweights, the Regal theater had hosted some of India's biggest names over more than eight decades

Indian filmmaker Karan Johar has twins via surrogate

Mar 5, 2017

Leading Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar says he's become a parent to twins born via surrogate

Iranians celebrate 2nd Oscars win for Farhadi

Mar 3, 2017

Hundreds of Iranians have gathered at Tehran Cinema Museum to celebrate Asghar Farhadi's Academy Awards win for best foreign language film

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