CineCulture: The Law 9-23

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CineCulture: The Law 9-23

Postby mhusain » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:13 am

Film Screening Friday, September 23, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium (West of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

*September 22-23: Two Events: Presentation and Film Screening

Thursday, September 22: “The Jews of France from the French Revolution to the Present”
Presentation by Aron Rodigue, Professor of History and Charles Michael Professor in Jewish History and Culture, Stanford University)
Location: Agricultural Sciences #109
Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Friday, September 23: The Law (La Loi, le combat d'une femme pour toutes les femmes) (2014)
Discussant: Dr. Rose Marie Kuhn
Directed by French Director Christian Faure and released in 2014, The Law brilliantly traces three days, in late Fall 1974, of stormy debate in the French National Assembly, around a bill which would make “voluntary termination of pregnancy” legal. Behind this bill stands a lone woman brilliantly played by a remarkable Emmanuelle Devos (also in The Other Son): Simone Veil the Minister of Health in the Jacques Chirac government during the presidency of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. During these three days of violent debate Veil, a Jew and Holocaust survivor, is spared nothing: political negotiations, solitude, sparring arguments, insults and violence to her family. In spite of all of this, Veil never wavers. Viewers need not be afraid of being bogged down in the vagaries of 1974 French politics: Director Christian Faure has created a breathless thriller and gave the film’s “legal and political maneuvering some of the edge of a film noir”.

A television sensation in France, this profoundly disturbing and provocative film was a finalist for best television film award at the Globes de cristal in Paris and Emmanuelle Devos as Simone Veil was nominated outstanding actress at the Nymphes d’or in Monte-Carlo. Additionally, The Law was a selection at many film festivals, including the San Francisco, New York, and San Diego Jewish Film Festivals in the US, as well as the Jerusalem and the UK Jewish Film Festivals. In French with English subtitles, 90 minutes.

Co-Sponsors: The French Program, the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures, and the Jewish Studies Certificate Program and the Jewish Studies Association

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.
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