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CineCulture fall 16 lineup begins Sept. 2 with ‘Ocean Heaven (Hai yang tian tang)’

OceanHeaven_2D_flatThe Fresno State CineCulture Series (cineculture.csufresno.edu/) kicks off the fall 2015 lineup of film screenings with “Ocean Heaven (Hai yang tian tang)” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Most CineCulture screenings are at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays during the fall semester in the Peters Education Center Auditorium (5010 N. Woodrow Ave. in the Student Recreation Center). Some screenings are held with Fresno Filmworks at Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Ave.). See the full list below. All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

Sept. 2: “Ocean Heaven (Hai yang tian tang)”

  • Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl, Fresno State theatre arts professor emeritus

Sept. 9: Filmworks: “The Idol (Ya tayr el tayer)” (fresnofilmworks.org/film/the-idol/)

September 15-16: Three Events: Lectures & Film Screening with Gayla Jamison (Director) and Nancy Meyer (September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows)

Co-Sponsors: Beth Ann Harnish Lecture Series, the Department of Communication, Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, Fresno Center for Non-Violence, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Peace Fresno, Wesley United Methodist Social Justice Action Team, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

  • Thursday, Sept. 15: Conversations with Gayla Jamison & Nancy Meyer, 3:30 p.m. in McLane Hall Room 121
  • Thursday, Sept. 15: Presentation – “Finding Unity in Diversity, Strength in Understanding and Love Amid Loss,” 6:30 p.m. Unity of Fresno (315 W. Shields Ave.)
    Co-sponsors: Fresno Center for Non-Violence, Peace Fresno, Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, Wesley United Methodist Social Justice Action Team, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Sept. 16: “In Our Son’s Name” (inoursonsname.com/)

Discussant: Gayla Jamison, film director, and Nancy Meyer, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. (peacefultomorrows.org/) “In Our Son’s Name” is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez, whose son, Greg, dies with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The bereaved parents choose reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance and begin a transformative journey that both confirms and challenges their convictions. 

Sept. 23: “The Law (La Loi, le combat d’une femme pour toutes les femmes) (vimeo.com/154670651)

  • Discussant: Dr. Rose Marie Kuhn, Fresno State French professor
  • Co-sponsors: The Fresno State French Program, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, the Jewish Studies Certificate Program and the Jewish Studies Association

Sept. 30: “The Violin Teacher (Tudo Que Aprendemos Juntos)”

  • Discussant: Sergio Santos, director
  • Co-sponsor: The Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies

Oct. 7: “Nari”

  • Discussant: Gingger Shankar and Band
  • Co-sponsor: The Department of Art and Design

Oct. 14: Filmworks: “Miss Sharon Jones! (abramorama.com/films/miss-sharon-jones/)

Oct. 21 (5 p.m.): “The Merchant of Venice”

  • Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl, Fresno State theatre arts professor emeritus
  • Co-Sponsors: The Jewish Studies Certificate Program and the Jewish Studies Association

Oct. 28: “Imminent Threat” (youtube.com/watch?v=UY9EzQYauTY)

  • Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno, 2672 E. Alluvial Ave., between Willow and Chestnut, Fresno
  • Discussant: To be announced
  • Co-sponsor: The Department of Sociology, Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno Social Justice Committee

Nov. 4: Armenian Film (to be announced)

  • Co-sponsor: The Armenian Studies Program

Nov. 11-13 (Veterans Day Nov. 11): Filmworks/Festival: to be announced

Nov. 18 (5 p.m.): “Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)”

  • Discussant: Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities
  • Co-sponsors: The Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures and the Center for Creativity and the Arts

Dec. 2: “The Destruction of Memory” (destructionofmemoryfilm.com/)

  • Discussant: Tim Slade, film director

Dec. 9: Filmworks – To be announced

  • Tower Theatre

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State students, faculty and staff and the community. CineCulture is also offered as a three-unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department.

The CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions. Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Husain, professor and club adviser, at mhusain@csufresno.edu, or visit the CineCulture website. (cineculture.csufresno.edu/)

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