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International relations

CHICO — Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams conducts his most famous opera, “Nixon in China,” for The Met: Live in HD transmission Saturday at 10 a.m. at Tinseltown Cinemark. Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work, an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon”s historic 1972 encounter with Mao and Communist China.

Correction to casting call

MAGALIA — The Magalia Community Church audtions for its annual Easter play, “Rejoice! He”s Alive!” will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. Performers of all ages (including children) are needed for roles that include Jesus, John the Baptist and the Sanhedrin. Actors can choose a speaking or non-speaking part. Two narrators, set crew and volunteers are encouraged to come to the casting call. For more information call 877-7963.

Ride along

CHICO — The film “Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles” will be shown at Chico State University”s Little Theatre (Ayres 106) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. It will be introduced by Wai-hung Wong, Philosophy and Humanities Center. The film tells the story of Gouichi Takata ( Ken Takakura), an aged Japanese father who, ever since his wife died, has not been in good terms with his son. When he learns that his son has been diagnosed as having liver cancer, he decides to travel to the Yunnan province in China in his son”s place to film “Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles,” a traditional item in the local nuo opera, in which his son is a leading scholar. He hopes that by doing so, he might finally gain the forgiveness of his son. The title of the film is an allusion to the fable — as told in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms and found frequently in Chinese folklore and operas — of Guan Yu”s perilous solo journey to reunite with his sworn brother and lord Liu Bei.

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