Fresno State’s CineCulture fall semester films series begins 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, with a free screening of “The Other Son” at the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center in the Student Recreation Center (Woodrow and Shaw avenues).
French film writer-director Lorraine Levy created this film based on a story of two young men — one Israeli, the other Palestinian — who were accidently switched at birth and raised on the “wrong side of the struggle.” Their lives are shattered by this revelation as they and their families are forced to reconsider identity, values and beliefs.
Dr. Rose Marie Kuhn, Fresno State French professor, will lead a post-screening discussion.
CineCulture is a film series open to students, employees and the community. Screenings are held on campus and are free. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.
It is co-sponsored by the Fresno State CineCulture Club which promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions, said Dr. Mary Husain, club adviser who also is the CineCulture class instructor.
The remaining CineCulture fall schedule includes (5:30 p.m. start time unless noted otherwise):
- Sept. 6 –“A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet”
- Sept. 20 – “La Americana”
- Oct. 4 – “Where Should the Birds Fly”
- Oct. 18 – “Dirty Wars”
- Oct. 25 – “Rear Window” (5 p.m.)
- Nov. 22 – “A Raisin in the Sun” (5 p.m.)
- Dec. 6 – “I am David”
CineCulture also works in conjunction with Fresno Filmworks to screen films at the Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Ave.) including:
- Sept. 13 –“Museum Hours” (guest speaker – Dr. Rose Marie Kuhn)
- Oct. 11 – “20 Feet From Stardom”
For more information, contact Husain at email@example.com or club president Ruby Sultan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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