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CineCulture is a film series offered as a three-unit academic course in the Media, Communications 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. The CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions. Dr. Denni Blum, formerly of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, founded CineCulture Club in Fall 2004 as a student club. It was awarded the title of Outstanding Cultural Event at Fresno State in 2007.


Chasing TraneMay 12: CineCulture, Filmworks: 'Chasing Trane'

  • 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave., Fresno

Chasing Trane, a documentary feature explores the life, work, and influence of jazz icon John Coltrane. Featuring interviews with legendary musicians such as Carlos Santana, Wynton Marsalis, and Common — and also featuring Coltrane’s own rare interviews, as narrated by Denzel Washington— the film chronicles the saxophonist and composer’s personal life and his contribution to music throughout his short yet powerful career. Using never-before-seen photos, home movies, and interviews, this film fully illustrates the life of the beloved Trane, one of jazz music’s biggest stars. From documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld, who directed “The U.S. vs. John Lennon” and documentaries on diverse subjects such as Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson and the Marx Brothers. Not rated, 99 minutes. Closed Captioning and other assistive listening services are not available for this film.

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 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.

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Husain, professor and club adviser, at mhusain@csufresno.edu, or visit the CineCulture website.

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.

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Tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Visithttp://FresnoFilmworks.orgfor full details.