CineCulture & Filmworks: MISS SHARON JONES Oct. 14

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CineCulture & Filmworks: MISS SHARON JONES Oct. 14

Postby mhusain » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:12 am

CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents MISS SHARON JONES October 14, 5:30 & 8:30: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, Shut Up and Sing) follows Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo Sharon Jones during the most courageous year of her life. Often compared to the legendary James Brown because of her powerful and energetic performances, Sharon Jones is no stranger to challenge. For years her music career struggled as she was kept in the wings by a music industry that branded her “too short, too black, too fat.” After decades of working odd jobs, from corrections officer to wedding singer, Sharon had a middle-aged breakthrough after joining forces with Brooklyn R&B outfit The Dap Kings. In 2013, on the eve of the release of the much-anticipated album Give The People What They Want, Sharon was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Miss Sharon Jones! is a triumphant crowd-pleaser that captures an irrepressible human spirit as she battles back to where she belongs: center stage. Not rated, 93 minutes. http://abramorama.com/films/miss-sharon-jones/

After the 5:30 show, join musician Sharon Jones to talk about the film in a live Skype session.

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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