The Fresno State CineCulture Series kicks off its fall 2017 lineup of film screenings with “The Eagle Huntress” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1.

Most CineCulture screenings are at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays during the fall semester in the Peters Education Center Auditorium (5010 N. Woodrow Ave.) in the Student Recreation Center. Some screenings are held in conjunction with Fresno Filmworks at Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Ave.). See the full list below.

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays. The Fresno Filmworks screenings are $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

Sept. 1:The Eagle Huntress(2016)

  • Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl
  • In Kazakh with English subtitles, 87 minutes

Sept. 8: Filmworks, “Pop Aye(2017)

  • In Thai with English subtitles, 102 minutes

Sept. 15: “The Fencer(2015)

  • Discussant: Dr. Michelle Denbeste
  • In Estonian, Russian and Armenian with English subtitles, 99 minutes

Sept. 22: “Paper Lanterns(2016)

  • Discussant: Chad Cannon, composer
  • Co-Sponsors: Center for Creativity and the Arts, The Ethics Center, Peace and Conflict Studies and Peace Fresno
  • This film is being screened in honor of International Day of World Peace (Sept. 22), and is 60 minutes.

Sept. 29 (5 p.m.): “The Promise” (2016)

  • Discussant: Carla Garapedian, associate producer
  • Co-Sponsor: Armenian Studies Program
  • Rated PG-13, 133 minutes

Oct. 6: “Bitter Harvest” (2017)

  • Discussant: George Mendeluk, director and producer
  • Co-Sponsors: Department of History, College of Social Sciences and Ukrainian National Women’s League of America
  • Rated R, 103 minutes

Oct. 13: Filmworks, “Lucky

Oct. 20: “Frame by Frame” (2015)

  • Discussant: Farzana Wahidy, photographer featured in the film
  • Co-Sponsors: Department of Art and Design, Center for Creativity and the Arts, Asian Pacific Islander Programs and Services at Fresno State, Department of Communication and Cross Cultural and Gender Center
  • In Dari and English with English subtitles, 85 minutes

Oct. 27: “Nowhere to Hide” (2016)

  • Discussant: Zaradasht Ahmed, director and writer
  • Co-Sponsors: Center for Creativity and the Arts, Peace Fresno
  • In Arabic with English subtitles, 86 minutes

Nov. 3: “Menashe” (2017)

  • Discussant: Joshua Weinstein, director
  • Co-Sponsor: Jewish Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Association
  • In Yiddish and English with English subtitles, 82 minutes

Nov. 10-12: (Veteran’s Day) Filmworks/Festival

Nov. 17: “Footnotes (Sur quel pied danser …)” 2016

  • Discussants: Paul Calori and Kostia Testut, co-directors/writers
  • Co-Sponsors: The French Program and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving (no films)

Dec. 1: “Evolution of Organic(2016)

  • Discussant: Mark Kitchell, director
  • Several local organic Central Valley farmers are featured in the film, including Fresno State alumni Tom Willey and David “Mas” Masomoto.
  • 77 minutes

Dec. 8: Filmworks (to be announced)

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State students, faculty and staff and the 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. Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.

Additional information about the individual films is available on the Arts and Humanities blog. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Husain, professor and club adviser, at, or visit the CineCulture website.