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August 28, 1997 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the strictures of government censorship, the Iranian cinema, which has a long and rich tradition, is currently flowering. The renowned Abbas Kiarostami's "A Taste of Cherry" shared the top prize at Cannes with Shohei Imamura's "The Eel" earlier this year, and now the UCLA Film Archive is presenting a retrospective of another bravura Iranian filmmaker, Mohsen Makhmalbaf. He is best known for his recent "Gabbeh," an exquisite fable of duty and desire in a nomadic tribe.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 1990 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proclaiming that he is "not willing to surrender the motion-picture media to the devil," Trinity Broadcasting Network President Paul F. Crouch is breaking into the movie business with a $6-million feature film, aimed at mainstream theater audiences and financed entirely by donations. "China Cry" is based on the life of Chinese-American evangelist Nora Lam and carries the subtitle, "A True Story."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1990 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proclaiming that he is "not willing to surrender the motion picture media to the devil," Orange County televangelist Paul F. Crouch is breaking into the movie business with a $6-million feature film, aimed at mainstream theater audiences and financed entirely by donations. The film, "China Cry," is based on the life of Chinese-American evangelist Nora Lam and carries the subtitle, "A True Story."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1999
SPECIAL SCREENINGS Divine ("El Evangelio de las Maravillas") (Mexico, 1998): This film (loosely based on a real cult from the '70s) studies the life of a religious sect in Mexico. The group's credo and dogma are gleaned from Hollywood biblical epics of the '50s; they faithfully watch the movies and reenact the rituals depicted. Director: Arturo Ripstein. Cast: Francisco Rabal, Katy Jurado, Carolina Papaleo. 1:52.
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