November 20: After the Rain




(Film Screening Friday, Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

November 20: After the Rain           

Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl


After the Rain was written by Akira Kurosawa, Japan’s greatest film director.  The film was produced in 1999 and received several awards, including Best Film Award, from the Japan Academy of Film. Although Kurosawa was deathly ill and had lost his eyesight when he began work on After the Rain, he vowed he would finish the project as an epitaph to his immense body of work.  Unable to direct the film himself he trusted the job to Takashi Koizumi, his former assistant of twenty-eight years. When asked to describe the style of his film, Kurosawa said, “View my creation as a cinematic Haiku.” In Japanese with English subtitles, 91 minutes.


All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.


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:


Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at

Yameen Mahmood (Club President) at