(Film Screening Friday, February 6, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)
February 6: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanEl
In 2006 Will Smith and his son Jaden co-starred in one of the best films of 2006. The movie tells the true life story of Chris Gardner, an African American, who in 1981 was homeless in San Francisco, raising his son as a single father, without a job or a place to live and harassment from the IRS. Faced with this adversity, Gardner, armed only with his superb intelligence, his unwavering dedication as a parent, and his complete faith that hard work and diligence would eventually raise him out of this avalanche of bad fortune, strives to make a success out of his life. This film ends in a wonderful epiphany. The screenplay is written by Seven Conrad based on the best-selling memoir written by Chris Gardner and Quincy Troupe. The film is directed by Gabriele Muccino. Rated PG-14, 117 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: http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/
Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at email@example.com
(Club President Tom Boroujeni at firstname.lastname@example.org