CineCulture & Filmworks: THE IDOL, Sept. 9

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CineCulture & Filmworks: THE IDOL, Sept. 9

Postby mhusain » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:09 pm

CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents THE IDOL: September 9, 5:30 & 8:30: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

Filmworks presents the Palestinian drama The Idol, was inspired by the incredible true story of a Gaza refugee who won the hearts of an entire region in 2013 when he won the Arab world’s version of American Idol. The movie follows the dream of Mohammad Assaf, a popular wedding singer whose band plays on second-hand, beat-up instruments, but whose ambitions are to someday play the world famous Cairo Opera Hall. On his unlikely journey against impossible odds, Mohammed retains hope that his voice will transcend the pain that surrounds him and bring joy to others. Although the borders are closed, he finds a way to reach the Arab Idol auditions in Cairo and make it in front of the judges. From there, destiny awaits. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad, who also directed Omar (2013) and Paradise Now (2005). In Arabic, with English subtitles, not rated, 95 minutes. http://fresnofilmworks.org/film/the-idol/

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 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: http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/
Contact:
Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu
Ruby Sultan (Club President) at rubysul21@mail.fresnostate.edu

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