CineCulture: The Fencer Sept. 15 @ 5:30

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CineCulture: The Fencer Sept. 15 @ 5:30

Postby mhusain » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:56 am

(Film Screening Friday, September 15, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

September 15: The Fencer (2015)

Discussant: Dr. Michelle DenbesteDirected by Finnish filmmaker Klaus Härö (Letters to Father Jacob, Mother of Mine), The Fencer is a movie with a bit of everything: a thriller, love story and inspirational teacher tale based on a true Cold War episode, about an Estonian fencing champion on the run from the Soviet secret police. This film manages to find optimism, humanity and beauty in a tragic historical era. The narrative is inspired by the story of Estonia’s legendary fencing master, Endel Nelis, who founded a dynasty and nurtured several world-class swordsmen. Working under a pseudonym as a physical education teacher in a tiny Estonian village, Nelis instructs his pupils in the art and sport of fencing. When the kids push for their team to participate in the national competition in Leningrad, Nelis must choose between his safety and his true vocation. “Unfolding under a cloud of suspicion and paranoia fostered by the postwar Soviet occupation, this well-acted, smoothly crafted drama tells a story of cross-generational bonding in the face of historical oppression.” Justin Chang, Variety. Academy Awards shortlisted in 2016 for Best Foreign Language Film. In Estonian, Russian and Armenian with English subtitles, 99 minutes. http://thefencermovie.com/

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

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