October 9: Filmworks: The Great Man





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CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: THE GREAT MAN: October 9, 5:30 & 8:30: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO


October 9: Filmworks: The Great Man


The French drama, “The Great Man,” an international festival favorite, tells the story of French Foreign Legion soldiers Hamilton and Markov. While finishing their five years of service with a six-month deployment in Afghanistan, the inseparable friends are ambushed during a unofficial expedition, leaving Hamilton seriously wounded. Despite saving Hamilton’s life, Markov — an undocumented Chechen immigrant — is dishonorably discharged and left adrift in Paris, struggling to reconnect and provide for his son, Khadji. When Markov is killed in an unexpected accident, Hamilton is served by conscience to look after the kid of the man who saved his life. This intimate drama is a powerful story about friendship and solidarity and takes a closer look at how men try to piece their lives back together when they’ve been shattered by war. Directed by breakout French filmmaker Sarah Leonor, whose work has been compared to Claire Denis and Michael Haneke, and starring Jérémie Renier. In French and Chechen with English subtitles. 107 minutes. http://www.distribfilmsus.com/our-movies/the-great-man/

Screening Sponsors: Lazaro Salazar Law, Inc.
Tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Visit http://FresnoFilmworks.org for full details.


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: http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/


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

Yameen Mahmood (Club President) at yameen_02@mail.fresnostate.edu

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