Film, Performance, and Literary Arts

We live in a world of motion.

Daily we traverse urban and rural landscapes, only to stop in a place where the earth beneath our feet is still moving.

No wonder we relate to movement as a form of communication.

The performing arts involve the artists’ own face, body, and presence in translating ideas. Including live forms that range from opera to spoken word and from dance to magic, the performing arts are as dynamic as life itself.

CCA’s film presentations are also full of life. Post-screening discussions, facilitated by experts in each film’s content, allow audience members to relate the issues they see to their community.

The literary arts provide a different kind of motion: the imaginary transportation of a reader or listener into another reality. This movement of mind is offered through CCA's readings and other literary arts events.

Alex Espinoza,J. Daniel Herring, Dr. Mary Husain, and Dr. Kenneth Froelich oversee CCA’s films, performances, and literary arts events.

September 30
Cineculture Film: Fatal Promises (2009)
Discussant: Anneliese Rohrer, Producer 
Peter's Education Center Auditorium

October 28 
Cineculture Film: Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program (2010)Discussants: Dr. Gilbert Gonzalez, Producer & Director, and Dr. Vivian Price, Director
Peter's Education Center Auditorium

November 4-6
New Music Festival: Immigration, Migration, and Labor
Concert featuring Fresno State's No Left Notes
November 5
Concert Hall

November 17
Cineculture Film: Entre Nos
Discussants: Professor Christina Herrera & Dr. Paula Sanmartin
 
Peter's Business Building 191

February 3
Sandra Cisneros: Sandra Cisneros in Conversation with Prof. Alex Espinoza 
Concert Hall
Sandra Cisneros: Public Reading 
Satellite Student Union

February 9
Guadalupe Rivera Marín: Mi Papá Diego y yo: Recuerdos de mi padre y su arte ("My Papá Diego and Me: Memories of My Father and His Art")
Satellite Student Union

February 24
Cineculture Film: A Crushing Love: Chicanas, Motherhood and Activism (2009)
Discussant: Sylvia Morales, Filmmaker
Leon & Pete Peters Educational Center Auditorium

March 2
Cineculture Film: Harimaya Bridge (2009)
Discussants: Katsuyo Howard, Dale Ikeda, Tomoko Kozasa, Hiromi Kubo, James Walton
Leon & Pete Peters Educational Center Auditorium 

April 19-21
Theatre for Young Audiences: "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type" 
Dennis and Cheryl Woods Theatre 
Performance tour to 13 regional elementary schools