The Fresno State CineCulture Series kicks off its fall 2018 lineup of film screenings with “The Valley” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty and staff, and the broader 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.

Screenings are held on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted* in the Peters Education Center Auditorium (west of the Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center building).

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

Aug. 31: “The Valley(2017)

“The Valley,” by Indian-American director Saila Kariat tells of an affluent Silicon Valley entrepreneur Neal Kumar whose beautiful daughter Maya commits suicide during her freshman year of college. In his frantic quest to find the truth – and as his seemingly idyllic life and family begins to unravel – Neal discovers many things about himself and his own choices.

*Sept. 7 (5 p.m.): “Shadow Magic (2000)

  • Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl
  • In English and Mandarin with English subtitles
  • 116 minutes

Sept. 14: “Life After Life(2018)

Sept. 21: “The Judge(2017)

  • Discussant: Erika Cohn, director
  • In Arabic and English with English subtitles
  • 76 minutes
  • Sponsors: Kamal and Aimee Abu-Shamsieh and Muslim Spiritual Care Services

Sept. 28: “Finding Kukan(2016)

*Oct. 5 (5 p.m.): “Persona Non Grata (2015)

  • Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl
  • In Japanese with English subtitles
  • 139 minutes
  • Sponsors: Jewish Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Association

Oct. 12: “Iqaluit” (2016)  

Oct. 19: “Homeland” (Né quelque part, 2014)

Oct. 26: RBG(2018)

Nov. 2: “Roots” (2016)

  • Discussant: Lilit Martirosyan, producer
  • In Armenian and English with English subtitles
  • 80 minutes
  • Sponsor: Armenian Studies Program

Nov. 16: “Dede(2017)

  • Discussant: Mariam Bakacho Khatchvani, director, and Teimuraz Chkvimiani, producer
  • In Georgian with English subtitles
  • 97 minutes
  • Sponsor: Center for Creativity and the Arts

Nov. 21-23 — Thanksgiving break (no screening)

*Nov. 30 (5 p.m.): “Silent Sacrifice (2017)

  • Discussants: Saburo and Marion Masada, featured in the film
  • 117 minutes
  • Sponsor: Valley PBS

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance of your participation.

Visit the CineCulture website for more information or contact Dr. Mary Husain, instructor and club adviser.