CineCulture & Filmworks: City of Gold, May 13

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CineCulture & Filmworks: City of Gold, May 13

Postby mhusain » Sun May 08, 2016 9:04 am

CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents City of Gold: May 13, 5:30 & 8:30: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

Fresno Filmworks presents the American independent documentary “City of Gold,” a love letter to the transformative power of food and food culture. The movie follows Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold as he explores his beloved city of Los Angeles. Long adored for his writing about Southern California’s hidden culinary treasures, Gold reviews small, family-owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much passion as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills. With a stroke of his pen, he has changed the lives of countless immigrant chefs, newly discovered by voracious foodies who avidly track his reviews. Through his Odyssey-like quests for new food experiences, Gold’s style of criticism offers a rare opportunity to discover the true L.A. through the eyes of its foremost cultural journalist. Rated R, 91 minutes.

Discussion Circle
After the 5:30 screening, join visiting filmmaker Laura Gabbert to talk about the movie. Both director and producer of “City of Gold,” Gabbert has also directed the critically acclaimed films “No Impact Man” and “Sunset Street,” among others, and her work uses humor and drama to put a human face on such difficult social issues as aging, the environment, and the impact of AIDS. About her latest film, Gabbert says: “‘City of Gold’ is about finding connection and meaning in our cities. Food can be a means to civic engagement, revelation, and even enlightenment, in Los Angeles or wherever you live.” She holds an MFA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

Tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Visit 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. All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.
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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