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CineCulture

CineCulture is a film series offered as a 3 unit academic course in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture provides a service to the Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. Everyone is welcome to attend. CineCulture is also a campus club. CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: Güeros : August 14, 5:30 & 8:30: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

GUEROS

GUEROS:  August 14, 5:30 & 8:30

Post Screening Discussion Circle following the 5:30 featuring Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval

After the 5:30 show, join Spanish professor Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval to talk about the film. Dr. Jiménez-Sandoval, who serves as the interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State, holds a Ph.D. from UC Irvine and a Certificate in Critical Theory from Cornell University. He has published on Spanish Golden Age authors, Mexican literature, and Portuguese poetry, and his current research interests include Mexican youth identity. Moderated by Filmworks board member Dr. Mary Husain.

“Güeros” tells the story of Sombra and Santos, who have been living in motionless, angst-ridden limbo since the National University student strike of 1999 broke out. Their slacker routine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Tomás, Sombra’s lighter-skinned kid brother. Tomás discovers that unsung Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the city and wants to track him down in order to pay final respects to him. But a simple trip to find their childhood idol soon becomes a voyage of self-discovery and bonding across Mexico City’s invisible frontiers.

The film has been an international festival favorite, and it won five top honors at the 2015 Ariel Awards, Mexico’s equivalent of the Oscars. Filmmaker Alonso Ruizpalacios creates a love letter to Mexico City in his directorial debut. Critic A.O. Scott of The New York Times praised “Güersos” for being “sweetly nostalgic and exuberantly now.” Not rated, 90 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.

As part of its community outreach program, this month Filmworks has invited members of the Fresno Boys and Men of Color and Fresno Women Empowered to attend the screening free of charge, in collaboration with Fresno Barrios Unidos, the kNOw Youth Media, and the Youth Leadership Institute. Filmworks also welcomes screening sponsor Arté Americas. Additional community sponsors are: The Fresno Bee, Jewel FM 99.3, Stella Artois, and Vida en el Valle.

Tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Visit http://FresnoFilmworks.org for full details.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

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 to your participation.


For further information about CineCulture: http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/

Contact:

Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu

(Club President Tom Boroujeni at farrokh@mail.fresnostate.edu