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What Really Happened on Leah's Wedding Night?

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Jerry Rabow

Jerry Rabow, author of The Lost Matriarch: Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash, will draw on the techniques and disputes of 2,000 years of rabbinic commentary to describe the imaginative interpretations of the biblical story of Leah.   His talk promises to be a provocative and entertaining experience in learning how to read Torah as literature. Read more


Une femme douce (A Gentle Woman)

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production shot from Un femme douce (A Gentle Woman)

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
A young woman kills herself, leaving no explanation to her grief-stricken pawnbroker husband. Read more

Four Nights of a Dreamer (Quatre nuits d’un rêveur)

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production shot from Four Nights of a Dreamer (Quatre nuits d’un rêveur)

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
Four Nights of a Dreamer tells the story of the relationship between Jacques, a young painter, and Marthe, who after a near-tragic first meeting, spend the following nights wandering the streets of Paris, sharing their fantasies and dreams. Read more

Lancelot du Lac (Lancelot of the Lake)

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production shot from Lancelot du Lac (Lancelot of the Lake)

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
In Lancelot of the Lake, Bresson presents a hauntingly subtle treatment of the classic Arthurian legend of the King, his Queen Guinevere, Lancelot, and the other knights of the Round Table.  Read more

As You Like It

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 2:00pm

As You Like It poster

The Shakespeare comedy known for the famous lines, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Rosalind is banished by her uncle Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Fleeing to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia, they meet some interesting characters.  Read more

Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 7:30pm

Oviatt Library

Join the Wind Ensemble for our annual interactive concert that will engage, entertain, and educate those from ages 8 to 108.  Read more

Le diable probablement (The Devil Probably)

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production shot from Le diable probablement (The Devil Probably)

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURDAYS NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
Perhaps the darkest film of Bresson’s career, The Devil Probably is a minimalist masterpiece characteristic of the style of his later films. Read more

Music Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 7:30pm

Oviatt Library

This will the 1st Annual CSUN Music Holiday concert.  Join in as we inaugurate what will be an annual tradition! Read more

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