(Film Screening Friday, January 23, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)
January 23: Gabrielle (2013)
Discussant: Dr. Rose Marie Kuhn
Directed by French Canadian director Louise Archambault, Gabrielle is the story of a young woman with Williams Syndrome whose “joie de vivre” or love of life touches everyone. Since meeting Martin at the recreation center where they are both choir members, they have become inseparable. However, because they are “different”, their families are fearful of their blossoming relationship. As determined as she is, Gabrielle must confront her own limitations in the hope of experiencing a love far from the “ordinary”. Premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in August 2013, the film received many awards in 2013 including: the Audience Award at the Locarno as well as the Namur Film Festival, two Valois Prizes at the Festival du Film Francophone d’Angouleme, and Best Film and Best Actress Award for Gabrielle Marion-Rivard. Gabrielle was also selected to represent Canada at the 2014 Oscars for Best Movie in a Foreign Language. In French with English subtitles. 104 minutes. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l4cV6KjlxU
Co-Sponsors: Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures and the French Studies Program
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, spring 2015 class #30990) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Club President Tom Boroujeni at email@example.com