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Culture and entertainment information for late May 2016
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1.  Song of the Phoenix (2013)

Plot Summary 

The life and trials of You Tianming, a young suona apprentice who forms his own suona troupe at a time when the traditions of suona music are declining in Chinese society. As a grown man, he has to face the painful reality that his chosen calling is no longer in tune with a modern, urbanized China.

Director: Tian-Ming Wu

Writers: Xue-Ying Luo, Tian-Ming Wu, Jianghong Xiao

Release Date: May 7

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou Asia Film & TV Town

2. The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

Plot Summary 

The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds - or almost entirely.  In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders.  But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Sean Penn, Keegan-Michael Key

Directors: Clay Kaytis , Fergal Reilly

Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Animated

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Release Date: May 20

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou Asia Film & TV Town

3. The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

Plot Summary 

The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series franchise, ALLEGIANT takes Tris [Shailene Woodley] and Four [Theo James] into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before.

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts,Octavia Spencer, Jeff Daniels, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort,Miles Teller

Director: Robert Schwentke

Genres: Science fiction, Adventure, Action

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Release Date: May 20

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou Asia Film & TV Town

4. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Plot Summary 

Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska,Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen,Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry

Director: James Bobin

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Distributor: Walt Disney

Release Date: May 27

Venue: Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou Asia Film & TV Town

 
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