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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: The Double, July 11: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

Following the Ninth Poster

The Double::  July 11, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.

Filmworks presents the black comedy “The Double,” featuring young stars Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Based on the novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky, the movie follows an underappreciated young man who comes face-to-face with his doppelganger and watches helplessly as that man steals his life without anyone else noticing. In a dual role, Eisenberg stars as Simon James, a timid office clerk who is overlooked by his boss and colleagues, scorned by his mother, and ignored by Hannah, the copy room woman he adores. Undermined and undervalued everywhere he turns, his directionless life couldn’t get any worse — until the arrival of James Simon, his new co-worker. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite — confident, charismatic, and seductive with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. British filmmaker and music video maker Richard Ayoade, who directed “Submarine,” returns with this darkly comic Dostoevsky interpretation. Co-written by Ayoade and Avi Korine, and co-starring Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, and Cathy Moriarty. Indiewire says the movie “evokes ’50s noir with lots of smoke, shadows, [and] grit,” and calls it one of the best films of 2014 so far.

Director: Richard Ayoade
UK (2013) • 93 minutes • Rated R

Tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by check or cash at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave. For more information:      

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community, at no charge. 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 Multicutlural International (MI)

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 more information about CineCulture contact:

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

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