CineCulture launches fall 2019 lineup with ‘Remember Amnesia’

Remember Amnesia poster

Are you looking for something to do on Friday evenings? CineCulture offers free screenings of independent films nearly every Friday during the school year. The movies are followed by a discussion with someone involved in the film or an expert on the subject.

The Fresno State CineCulture Series kicks off its fall 2019 lineup of film screenings with “Remember Amnesia” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30.

Aug. 30: “Remember Amnesia(2019)

  • Discussant: Dr. Ravi Godse, director
  • In English, Marathi and Hindi with English subtitles
  • 88 minutes
  • Sponsor: Peace and Conflict Studies-Gandhi’s Global Legacy International Conference

Directed by Indian-American filmmaker and practicing internal medicine physician Dr. Ravi Godse, “Remember Amnesia”tells the story of widower Jay Singh, a difficult but brilliant U.S.-based physician, who has a terrible accident while on a trip to his homeland of India that robs him of his memory.  As he tries to piece his memory back together, he finds himself falling for the lovely Nina, the local doctor in charge of his care, who tries to help him figure out his true identity. But there are questions about how Jay was injured, and if his memory loss is real. He ends up asking himself if he killed his wife or not?

Fall 2019 Cineculture Lineup

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty and staff, and the broader community. CineCulture is also offered as a three-unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department. The CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

All screenings are held on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. in the Peters Education Center Auditorium in the Student Recreation Center Building, next to the Save Mart Center. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

Sept. 6: “The Years of Fierro(2013)

  • Discussant: Santiago Esteinou, director
  • In Spanish and English with English subtitles
  • Only recently released due to pending litigation
  • 105 minutes

Sept. 13: “A Duel Tale/Hatashiai” (2015)

Sept. 20: “The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez” (1983, new release)

Sept. 27: “Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066(2018)

  • Discussant: Jon Osaki, director
  • 65 minutes

Oct. 4: “The River and the Wall(2019)

Oct. 18: “The Price of Free(2018)

Oct. 25: Short filmsLumpkin GA(2019), “Our Country(2017)andInvented Borders

  • Discussants: Emily Grandcolas (“Lumpkin”Producer) and Mayra Flores (“Our Country”and “Invented Borders”director)

Nov. 1: “Emma Peeters(2018)

Nov. 8: “Jirga(2018)

Nov. 15: To be announced

Nov. 22: Short films Life Between Borders, Black Migrants in Mexico,” “Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico” and “After La Nopalera

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.

Visit the CineCulture website for more information or contact Dr. Mary Husain, instructor and club adviser.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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