Weekend In Review: Madagascar Live, Citizen Kane At CineClub

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Summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner, but Dubai Summer Surprises continues for a bit longer. The festival brought Madagascar Live to the city over the weekend. Also CineClub at A4 Space at Alserkal Avenue showed the film Citizen Kane, and Gulf Photo Plus prepares to wrap up its group exhibition called Constructing Portraits.

Madagascar Live

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Dubai Summer Surprises has brought plenty of family-friendly shows to Dubai this summer, including Madagascar Live.

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Dubai Summer Surprises kept the fun rolling with Madagascar Live on Friday and Saturday nights at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The show featured the same hilarious characters from the popular films, including Marty the Zebra, Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, Marty the Zebra, and of course King Julien.

Farida’s CineClub DXB shows Citizen Kane

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In addition to producing and directing Citizen Kane, Orson Welles also starred in the 1941 film.

Photo Credit: Alserkal Avenue

CineClub DXB screened the classic film Citizen Kane at in the Cinema Room A4 Space at Alserkal Avenue on Saturday. CineClub shows classic films from various cultures around the world each month. Citizen Kane was directed by Orson Welles and tells the story of some reporters who are attempting to figure out what millionaire newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane meant by “rosebud,” the last word he ever spoke.

The movie opens with a news reel highlighting his life, and then there is a series of flashbacks from his life. The investigation reveals how he rose to fame and then fell off the top of the world.

Constructing Portraits comes to a close

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Gulf Photo Plus at Alserkal Avenue organized a massive portrait-taking extravaganza for Eid to unite people from all walks of life in the UAE.

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This past weekend was the last weekend for Gulf Photo Plus’ Constructing Portraits. The show ends on Monday. The group exhibition features portraits taken by volunteer photographers during Eid in Al Quoz. The focus of the portraits was the Dubai labor force, and the photographers gave the portraits to the workers in addition to using them in the exhibition.