Fresno State’s CineCulture film series will present “The Crow’s Nest (Malacrianza)” (2014) at 5 p.m. Friday, April 21,  in the Peters Educational Center Auditorium in the Student Recreation Center (west of the Save Mart Center).

Written and directed by Arturo Menéndez, “The Crow’s Nest” is a Salvadorian/Canadian film that tells the story of a lowly piñata vendor from a small town in El Salvador and the struggles that befall him after an extortion letter is left on his doorstep.

The film, with a running time of 70 minutes, was released on October 4, 2014, at the AFI Silver Latin American Film Festival.

Director Arturo Menéndez will lead the post-screening discussion. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays. The Chicano and Latin American Studies and Department of Political Science are co-sponsors for this week’s screening.

INFO: Dr. Mary Husain at or visit the CineCulture website. See original press release.