October 21: The Merchant of Venice (2004)

(Film Screening Friday, October 21, 5:00 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)


October 21: The Merchant of Venice (2004) Film will begin at 5 p.m.

Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl

In the late 16th century the greatest playwright of the Western world, William Shakespeare wrote a play which still shocks the world today: The Merchant of Venice. This exciting story is one of the first plays where a woman becomes the hero of the action because of her brains and not because of her femininity. Why was this play called a “comedy” in Shakespeare’s day will be dramatically revealed after the performance of this wonderful play brought to life by one of America’s greatest film actors, Al Pacino; costarring Jeremy Collins and Lyn Collins. Rated R, 131 minutes.

The film is being shown in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice, where the word “ghetto” originated in 1516.

Co-Sponsors: The Jewish Studies Certificate Program and the Jewish Studies Association

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: https://cineculture.csufresno.edu/

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