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

Directed by famed film director/producer David Ondricek and written by Marek Epstein, the crime drama is set in Czechoslovakia in 1950s when it was under the control of the Soviet Union. It touches on political fire storms, anti-Semitism and a Cold War attack on the U.S .

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State students, faculty, staff and community. The academic course and club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions on Fridays throughout the semester. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays and screenings are free and open to the public.

Remaining CineCulture movie screenings include:

  • Sept. 19: Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa
  • Sept. 26: Dancing in Jaffa
  • Oct. 3: La Source des Femmes (The Source)
  • Oct. 17: Libertador (the Liberator)
  • Oct. 24: Grandma’s Tattoos
  • Oct. 31: Nosotros los Nobles ( We are the Nobles)
  • Nov. 21:Couleur de Peau: Miel (Approved for Adoption)
  • Dec. 5: Siddharth

CineCulture also works in conjunction with Fresno Filmworks to screen films at the Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Ave.). Upcoming screenings include “May in the Summer” on Sept. 12.

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Husain at or 559.278.5702.

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Fresno Filmworks


(Copy by Akyia Westley, University Communications news assistant).