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The Small Back Room

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

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CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

The Small Back Room (1949), 106 mins. 

The Small Back Room details the professional and personal travails of a troubled research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert. Deftly mixing suspense and romance, Powell and Pressburger’s moody and crackling character study is an atmospheric post-war gem. Read more

Carmen

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:30pm

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Captivating and capricious, this re-envisioned Carmen fills the stage with contemporary Mexican heat and passion. Called a “hit parade of opera's most intoxicating melodies", this riveting tale of love and jealousy was Bizet's final work, breaking barriers and paving the way for a whole, new realistic form of opera.  Directed by Maurice Godin, Musical director John Roscigno. Read more

Carmen

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 7:30pm

Carmen poster

Captivating and capricious, this re-envisioned Carmen fills the stage with contemporary Mexican heat and passion. Called a “hit parade of opera's most intoxicating melodies", this riveting tale of love and jealousy was Bizet's final work, breaking barriers and paving the way for a whole, new realistic form of opera.  Directed by Maurice Godin, Musical director John Roscigno. Read more

Carmen

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00pm

Carmen poster

Captivating and capricious, this re-envisioned Carmen fills the stage with contemporary Mexican heat and passion. Called a “hit parade of opera's most intoxicating melodies", this riveting tale of love and jealousy was Bizet's final work, breaking barriers and paving the way for a whole, new realistic form of opera.  Directed by Maurice Godin, Musical director John Roscigno. Read more

Women in Los Angeles Politics

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Los Angeles, the second largest city in the nation, has witnessed a decline in the number of women holding elective office in recent years.  Read more

Gone to Earth

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

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CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Fims of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

Gone to Earth (1950), 110 mins..

Significantly changed for the U.S. release by David O. Selznick and retitled The Wild Heart, Powell and Pressburger’s romantic drama Gone to Earth tells the story of a tempestuous Welsh gypsy maid who ultimately faces a struggle for her body and soul. Read more

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Distinguished Professor, author, and Nobel Prize for Literature Finalist. A many-sided intellectual, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, editor, academic and social activist. Ngũgĩ burst onto the literary scene in East Africa with the performance of his first major play, The Black Hermit, at the National Theatre in Kampala. Read more

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