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(Late Post) Following the 9th (Last Friday)

Posted on May 10, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: Following the 9th, May 9: TOWER THEATER,

815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

Following the 9th

Post Screening Discussion Circle following the 5:30 featuring Dr. Thomas Loewenheim

(Fresno State Music Professor)

Fresno Filmworks presents the American independent documentary “Following the Ninth:

In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony” at the historic Tower Theatre.The movie,

which was filmed on five continents and in 12 countries, functions as part road trip and part

adventure story. It focuses on four people whose lives have been transformed and repaired by

Beethoven’s liberating and resilient message in his Ninth Symphony–Alle Menschen werden

Bruder, or: All men will be brothers. In addition, the movie explores the worldwide cultural and

political influence of the symphony on past events. (In China’s Tienanmen Square, students

played the Ninth over loudspeakers as the army came in to crush their struggle for freedom in

1989. In Chile, women living under the Pinochet dictatorship sang the Ninth outside torture

prisons, where men inside took hope as they heard the voices. In Japan, the Ninth is performed

hundreds of times each December, often with 10,000 people in the chorus. And in Germany, the

Berlin Wall, a symbol of division and oppression, comes down, as Leonard Bernstein performed

Beethoven’s Ninth as an “Ode To Freedom” in 1989). The Village Voice calls the movie “the

rarest of films: a documentary as ineffable and transformative in its reach as it sets out to be.”

Tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by check or

cash at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave. For more information:

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and

staff, and community, at no charge. 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 Multicutlural International (MI).

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 more information about CineCulture contact:

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

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

May 9, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.

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May 2: Free Angela & All the Political Prisoners (2012)

Posted on April 29, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Film Screening Friday, May 2, 5:00 p.m. Satellite Student Union

 

May 2:  Free Angela & All the Political Prisoners (2012)    

ImageDiscussant: Dr. Angela Davis

Presentation by Dr. Davis: “A Conversation with Angela Davis: Politics, Prisons, & the Modern Struggle for Equality,” and Q&A

 

Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s. It’s an edge-of-your seat thriller told for the first time by Angela and others who lived through the events firsthand. The interviews recount the politics that led her to challenge authority and spur a worldwide movement for her freedom that cemented Angela Davis as an iconic symbol of this political and social movement. A candid and powerful account of the tumultuous times and a woman who challenges a society that is afraid of all that she represents. Filled with elements of intrigue, suspense and conspiracies, the film delivers by empowering and inspiring diverse international audiences with its message of hope and redemption. 102 minutes

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh49nbTq268

 

Co-Sponsors: Beth Ann Harnish Lecture Series, Prentice Womack Fund, The Ethics Center, College of Arts & Humanities, The African American Edge Initiative

 

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 contact:

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NCQfX3dvMM 

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10th Annual Fresno Film Festival April 25-27: TOWER THEATER

Posted on April 22, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: Image 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

A three-day celebration of cinema from around the world, the 2014 Fresno Film Festival champions the voices of independent, experimental, and multicultural filmmakers. Our 10th anniversary festival, presented at the historic Tower Theatre, will feature seven exclusive programs of award-winning short and feature-length movies from all over the world, including special filmmaker appearances and discussions. We will present 19 films from 11 different countries.

Tickets for individual programs cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors; festival passes cost $45. Tickets and passes can be purchased starting April 7 at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave., or online at FresnoFilmworks.org.

2014 Fresno Film Festival lineup

 

For film descriptions: http://fresnofilmworks.org/film/2014-fresno-film-festival/

FRIDAY, APRIL 25
PROGRAM #1 – 7 p.m.
Feature film: The Japanese family drama Like Father, Like Son
With Opening Night Reception to follow

SATURDAY, APRIL 26
PROGRAM #2 – 1 p.m.
Shorts Program #1: Butterfly Dreams, Young Americans, Around the Corner, Families Are Forever, Dance of the Books
With post-screening Discussion Circle (featuring visiting filmmakers)

PROGRAM #3 – 4 p.m.
Feature film: The Australian/Laotian adventure fable The Rocket
Short film: Sinceridad
With post-screening Discussion Circle (featuring anthropologist Dr. Kao-Ly Yang)

PROGRAM #4 – 7:30 p.m.
Feature film: The Palestinian political thriller Omar
Short film: Green Acres

SUNDAY, APRIL 27
PROGRAM #5 – 2 p.m.
Shorts Program #2: The Hero Pose, Park 51, Adonis, Finding Me, Ghosts on the Mountain, Green Acres
With post-screening Discussion Circle (featuring visiting filmmakers)

PROGRAM #6 – 4:30 p.m.
Feature film: The American independent documentary Finding Vivian Maier
Short film: Somehow
With post-screening Discussion Circle (featuring photographer Ryan C. Jones)

PROGRAM #7 – 7:30 p.m.
Feature film: The British dramatic comedy Le Week-End
Short film: Valse
With Festival Awards presentation

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 contact:

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

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

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Himalaya Song (April 4,2014)

Posted on April 1, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Celebrating Earth Day

 

(Film Screening Friday, April 4, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

 

April 4: Himalaya Song

Q& A with Performing Artists: Gingger Shankar, Dave Liang, Mridu Chandra

 

Himalaya Song is an experimental film with live narration and music, offering viewers a unique experience involving the convergence of film, new media technologies and live musical performance. This hybrid narrative multimedia performance uses storytelling, new media, and digital technology to examine the Himalayas as they undergo major environmental and ecological change. It is a vision of the future; a global project created by scholars, artists and animators. Audiences engage in an experience of the Himalayas and climate change through the story of Anya. It had its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was chosen as one of the Top 10 Music Films by Rolling Stone Magazine. The performance includes narration and video by Mridu Chandra and musical performances by Gingger Shankar (vocals and double violin) and Dave Liang (keyboards) of the electronic group The Shanghai Restoration Project. http://www.sundance.org/festival/festival-program/himalaya-song/

 

Co-Sponsors: Department of Art & Design, College of Arts & Humanities & Campus as a Living Lab/CSU Chancellor’s Office, Fresno State Sustainability Ambassadors

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA43tFfUKhE 

 

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 contact:

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

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

 

 

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Keepers of Memory (3/28/14)

Posted on March 30, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

(Film Screening Friday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

 

March 28: Keepers of Memory: Survivors Accounts of the Rwandan Genocide (2005)

Discussant: Eric Kabera (Director)

 

Through eyewitness accounts and gripping footage, acclaimed director Eric Kabera takes the viewer on an emotional journey into the 1994 Rwandan genocide, its survivors, and the memorials created in the victims’ honor.  The film focuses on the personal accounts of men and women who watch over the sacred burial sites keeping the memories alive for future generations. They tell a tale of unimaginable pain and loss that is both inspirational and thought provoking as they bravely face the future and rebuild their lives. 52 minutes.

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 contact:

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6bC19Z7qGM

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Bidder 70

Posted on March 19, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

(Film Screening Friday, March 21, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

 

March 21: Bidder 70 (2012)

Discussant: Beth & George Gage (Directors)

 

BIDDER 70 follows Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who on December 19, 2008 derailed an illegal Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction. As bidder #70, Tim bid 1.8 million dollars and won 22,000 pristine acres surrounding Utah’s National Parks with no intention to pay or drill.  Although the Obama administration agreed the land should be safeguarded and invalidated the entire auction, they indicted Tim on two federal felonies with penalties of up to ten years in prison. The film is the story of one person, acting on his beliefs and willing to suffer the consequences.  BIDDER 70 embodies what Tim learned: sentiment aligned with action heals the soul, and it’s contagious. 73 minutes.

http://www.bidder70film.com/

 

Co-Sponsors: Peace Fresno, Sierra Club-Tehipite Chapter, & Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

 

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 contact:

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

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

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Sorry For the Mass Amount of Emails.

Posted on March 11, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Due to recent website construction some CineCulture subscribers have received outdated film announcements. We are working to resolve this problem as quickly as possible and apologize for the problematic emails. Thank you for your ongoing support.    

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