February 6: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

(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)

 

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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/

Contact:

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

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

http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/

January 29-30: Two Events: Lecture & Film Screening with David Barsamian

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Jan. 29: Presentation: “Terrorism, Propaganda & the Media,” Fresno State, Industrial Technology room 101, 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 30: Film Screening: Kasheer: Art Cutlure & the Struggle for Azadi (2014)

Peters Education Center Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

Kasheer explores the complexities of life in a disputed territory from the point of view of three local artists living in the Kashmir Valley — a conflict zone in the Indian Himalayas on the contested border with Pakistan. A young political cartoonist offers biting satiric commentary on regional politics. A middle-aged artist reflects on his childhood and the tragic changes the local insurgency brought to his neighborhood in abstract ink drawings. An elderly artist’s vibrant spiritual paintings reveal his quest for inner peace in the midst of perpetual social turmoil. Lushly photographed, this observational documentary provides a human perspective, creating space for thoughtful debate amid deeply polarizing politics. 51 minutes.

January 23: Gabrielle (2013)

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(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/

Contact:

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

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

http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/

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CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: Bird People December 12, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m

CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: Bird People December 12, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

December 12: Bird People (2014)      

Filmworks presents the French experimental drama “Bird People,” an official selection Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The movie takes place inside a hotel at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, a sometimes dreary site of travel slowdowns and inconvenience that transforms into a place of promise and hope as it serves to bring two lost souls, Gary and Audrey, together. Fed up with the stresses of his work and home life, Gary, an American businessman en route to Dubai, views his overnight layover as an opportunity to start fresh in Europe. For Audrey, a Parisian chambermaid, the hotel is her ticket through college and an opportunity to move on from a humdrum life. As their paths cross nearer in the halls of the hotel, their lives change in an unimaginable way. Directed by French filmmaker Pascale Ferran, who previously directed the 2006 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterly.” Starring Josh Charles, Anais Demoustier, and Radha Mitchell. In French, English, and Japanese, with English subtitles. 128 minutes. Not rated.

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:  http://fresnofilmworks.org/film/bird-people/

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, spring 2015 class #30990) 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

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CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: Levitated Mass

November 14, 5:30 & 8 p.m.: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

November 14: Levitated Mass (2014)      

Filmworks re-ignites a centuries-old debate — “What is art?” — when it presents the American independent documentary “Levitated Mass.” The movie tells the story of a spectacle in motion: a 340-ton granite boulder is painstakingly moved from a quarry in Riverside to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then mounted atop the walls of a gigantic slot in the earth. The massive display of conceptual art, a “land sculpture” created by the reclusive and often-misunderstood artist Michael Heizer, references the expanse of art history, from ancient traditions of megalithic stones to modern forms of abstract, cutting-edge feats of engineering. The boulder’s 105-mile journey from quarry to museum draws international attention, and it challenges the imaginations of thousands of Southern Californians over the course of 10 nights in 2012, as it crawls through 22 cities aboard a football-field length, 206-wheeled trailer. From veteran filmmaker Doug Pray, who directed “Art & Copy,” “Surfwise,” and other films about unusual subcultures. Featuring an experimental score from the band Akron/Family. 89 minutes, not rated.

DISCUSSION CIRCLE:
After the 5:30 p.m. show, join visiting filmmaker Katie McNeill to talk about the movie. McNeill served as co-producer of “Levitated Mass,” working closely in the field with director Doug Pray. As an associate producer, she previously worked on “Straight Outta L.A.,” a documentary directed by rapper Ice Cube for ESPN’s 30/30 series; “Little Birds,” a feature directed by Elgin James for the Sundance Lab project; and “The Place Beyond the Pines,” starring Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling. She currently serves as Vice President of Production at Electric City Entertainment in Southern California. Moderated by Filmworks board member Mary Husain.

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: http://fresnofilmworks.org/film/levitated-mass/

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, spring 2015 class #30990) 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

http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/

NOSOTROSLOSNOBLES

October 31: Nosotros los Nobles ( We are the Nobles) (2013)

(Film Screening Friday, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building) 

October 31: Nosotros los Nobles ( We are the Nobles) (2013)

Discussant: Adela Santana

When successful construction mogul Herman Noble accidentally stumbles onto his children’s credit card statements, he discovers they are spending money beyond control. His oldest son Javier neglects the family business in exchange of his own ridiculous business ideas. His daughter Barbara gets engaged to a 40 year-old gigolo just to spite her father, Herman, and his youngest son Charlie is expelled from college after having sex with a teacher. Herman realizes his children are spoiled beyond redemption and decides to teach them a lesson, before it is too late. Nosotros los Nobles is a 2013 Mexican comedy film directed by Gary Alazraki, the most successful Mexican film of all time. Rated: PG-13, 108 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvhIeGXM2OU

Co-Sponsor: Chicano & Latin American Studies Department

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/

Contact:

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

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

http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/

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October 24: Grandma’s Tattoos (2011)

(Film Screening Friday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building) 

October 24: Grandma’s Tattoos (2011)

Discussant: Suzanne Khardalian (Director/Producer)

Grandma’s Tattoos lifts the veil of thousands of forgotten women—survivors of the Armenian Genocide—who were forced into prostitution and tattooed to distinguish them from the locals.

“As a child I thought these were devilish signs that came from a dark world. They stirred fear in me. What were these tattoos? Who had done them, and why? But the tattoos on grandma’s hands and face were a taboo. They never spoke about it,” explains Khardalian. Grandma’s Tattoos is a journey into the secrets of her family. Eventually, the secret behind Grandma Khanoum’s blue marks are revealed. The story of Grandma’s Tattoos is a personal film about what happened to many Armenian women during the genocide. It is a ghost story—with the ghosts of the tattooed women haunting us—and a mystery film, where many taboos are broken. As no one wants to tell the real and whole story, and in order to bring the pieces of the puzzle together, the director makes us move between different times and space, from today’s Sweden to Khardalian’s childhood in Beirut.

Co-Sponsor: Armenian 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) 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/

Contact:

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

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

http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/