CineCulture: Güeros, March 4

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CineCulture: Güeros, March 4

Postby mhusain » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:40 pm

(Film Screening Friday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

March 4: Güeros (2014)
Discussant: Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval

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 Güeros for being “sweetly nostalgic and exuberantly now.” Not rated, 90 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Co-Sponsor: Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures Department

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:
Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at
Julian Srey (Club President) at
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