TANGERINES: July 10, 5:30 & 8:30


CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: TANGERINES: JULY 10, 5:30 & 8:30: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

TANGERINES:  July 10, 5:30 & 8:30


Post Screening Discussion Circle following the 5:30 featuring Dr. Michelle DenBeste


After the 5:30 show, join history professor Michelle DenBeste to talk about the film. Dr. DenBeste, who serves as interim dean of the College of Social Sciences at Fresno State, holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Washington, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in History from Southern Illinois University. Moderated by Filmworks board member Mary Husain.


For the second month in a row, Fresno Filmworks will bring an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film to the historic Tower Theatre. After screening the Argentine social satire “Wild Tales” in June, Filmworks will next present the Estonian drama “Tangerines” on July 10.


This internationally acclaimed film is set in the Caucasus Mountains of Eastern Europe, during the 1992 conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists in the wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution. The movie tells the story of two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enough to harvest their tangerine crop. When war in the historically disputed territory comes to their doorsteps, one farmer takes in two wounded soldiers from opposite sides — one a Christian Georgian, the other a Muslim Chechen supporting the separatists. The soldiers vow to kill each other when they recover, but their extended convalescence has a humanizing effect that yields a chance to transcend ethnic divides.


Critics have praised “Tangerines” director Zara Urushadze for his humanist statement for peace in the face of war. Michael O’Sullivan of The Washington Post calls it “the great anti-war film that fans of the genre have been waiting for.” Multiple critics, including O’Sullivan, have referred to the movie as the anti- “American Sniper.” Not rated, 89 minutes. In Estonian, Russian, and Georgian, with English subtitles.


Tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Visit http://FresnoFilmworks.org for full details.


Filmworks welcomes as screening sponsor the Fresno Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this fall.
CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).


CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance to your participation.


For further information about CineCulture: http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/


Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu

(Club President Tom Boroujeni at farrokh@mail.fresnostate.edu