Fresno State’s CineCulture spring film series begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, with a screening of the acclaimed Italian drama, “Caesar Must Die.”
The free, public film will be screened at the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center in the Student Recreation Center (Woodrow and Shaw avenues).
CineCulture is a film series and an academic course in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism. The on-campus screenings, followed by discussions are free and open to the public on Fridays throughout the semester. CineCulture also works in conjunction with Fresno Filmworks to screen films off campus.
“Caesar Must Die” tells the story of Rebibbia Prison in Rome, which serves as a theatre and prisoners compete for roles, immerse themselves in their characters and carry their anxieties and hopes back to their cells each night.
The 76-minute film won a prestigious Golden Bear prize at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.
Following the film, a discussion will be led by Fresno State professors Dr. Honora Chapman, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, and Dr. Emma Hughes, Criminology.
The remaining CineCulture spring schedule includes:
- Jan. 31: “The Great Dictator”
- Feb. 7: “Glory Road” (African Peoples History Month). See press release.
- Feb. 21: “Of Civil Rights & Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story”
- March 21: “Bidder 70”
- April 4: “Himalaya Song”
- April 11: “Ip Man”
- May 2: “Free Angela & All the Political Prisoners” at 5 p.m. in Satellite Student Union
Three additional CineCulture screenings are scheduled but films have not been announced. A film will be shown March 7 as part of Lunafest, in collaboration with the Women’s Resource Center at Fresno State.
The Fresno Filmworks films are shown at the Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Ave.) with the first screening set for Feb. 14 featuring Oscar-nominated short films. Showings for March 14,
April 25 and May 9 will be announced later.
For more information, contact Dr. Mary Husain at email@example.com or 559.278.5702.
Copy prepared by University Communications news student assistant Juana Mosqueda