CineCulture spring line-up begins Jan. 25 with ‘Scarlet Empress’

Fresno State’s CineCulture spring film series begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center in the Student Recreation Center (Woodrow and Shaw avenues) with a screening of “The Scarlet Empress.”

Considered one of Jose von Sternberg’s greatest films, it tells the story of the transformation of Princess Sophia Frederica of Prussia to Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. Fresno State Theaters Arts professor Ed EmanuEl will lead the post-screening discussion.

CineCulture is a film series and an academic course in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism. The on-campus screenings, followed by discussions, begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Peters Education Center on Fridays throughout the semester. They are free and open to the public.

The remaining CineCulture spring schedule includes:

  • Feb. 1 – “Have you Heard From Johannesburg: From Selma to Soweto”
  • Feb. 22 – “Le hérisson (The Hedgehog)”
  • March 15 – “The Invisible War”
  • March 22 – “Chasing Ice”
  • April 5 – “Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (A Separation)”
  • April 12 – “Son of the Olive Merchant”
  • April 26 – “Valley of Saints”
  • March 1 – “The Misfits” at 5:30 p.m.
  • May 3 – “Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi

Also for the March 1 Misfits showing, a presentation by Lois Banner, “Marilyn Monroe: Uncovering the Mysteries of her Life and Death,” will be held at 4 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium in the Peters Business Building.

CineCulture also works in conjunction with Fresno Filmworks to screen films at the Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Ave.) including:

  • Feb. 8 – Oscar nominated short films: Live Action at 5:30 p.m. and Animation at 8:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 9 – Oscar nominated short films: Documentary at 1 p.m., Animation at 5:30 p.m. and Live Action at 8:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 15 – “Remember the Titans” at 5 p.m.
  • March 1: “The Misfitsat 5:30 p.m.
  • March 8: Fresno Filmworks: to be announced
  • May 10: Fresno Filmworks: to be announced

Also for the March 1 Misfits showing, a presentation by Lois Banner, “Marilyn Monroe: Uncovering the Mysteries of her Life and Death,” will be held at 4 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium in the Peters Business Building.

Additional screenings for March 8, April 26 and May 10 are scheduled, but films have not been announced.

The Fresno Filmworks Festival will host multiple screenings April 19-21. Visit Fresno Filmworks for details.

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Husain at mhusain@csufresno.edu or 559.278.5702.

(Copy prepared by University Communications news student assistant Alejandra Garcia.)

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