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Decolonizing Joteria through Films

Tuesday, March 18 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Jerome Richfield (JR) 315

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Film Events

Thursday, February 06, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

The Music Room (Jalsaghar) (1958), 100 mins.

With The Music Room, Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen Indian aristocrat clinging to a fading way of life. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity and a defining work of the filmmaker's career.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

The World of Apu (Apur Sansar) (1959), 106 mins.

The final chapter of "The Apu Trilogy" is a rich and contemplative film that provides a dramatic conclusion to the story begun in Ray's first two films. The World of Apu follows the titular character's journey into adulthood and into a perplexing and uncertain future.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

Devi (The Goddess) (1960), 93 mins.

In Devi, Ray tells the story of a young woman who comes to believe that she is an incarnation of the goddess Kali. Here the filmmaker explores the idea of the modern Indian woman and sensitively shows the pressures and difficulties this new ideal created.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

The Postmaster (1961), 56 mins.; and Kanchenjungha(1962), 102 mins.

Ray's first original screenplay and his first film to be shot in color, Kanchenjungha follows the shifting and evolving relationships of an upper-class vacationing Bengali family. Together with The Postmaster, an excerpt from the multi-part film, Three Daughters.

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

The Big City (Mahanagar) (1963), 131 mins.

The Big City, Ray's first portrayal of life in his native Kolkata, follows a young woman who decides to take a job to help support her family. A powerful human drama that is both hopeful morality tale and a commentary on the identity of the modern Indian woman.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

Charulata (The Lonely Wife) (1964), 117 mins.

Set in late nineteenth-century, pre-independence India, Ray's Charulata is an exquisite story of a woman's artistic and romantic yearning. A subtle and delicate tale of a marriage in jeopardy and a woman taking the first steps toward establishing her own voice.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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9:30 am - 3:15 pm - University Student Union (USU)
http://www.csun.edu/sustainability

The Institute for Sustainability is hosting an exciting CSUN Water Day event on Wednesday, March 19 in honor of World Water Day. There are multiple events throughout the day starting from 9:30am - 3:15pm in the Grand Salon and USU Theater at the University Student Union.

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9:30-10:45am session, John Quigley, 'Old Glory' tree-sitter and international artist, will give a presentation in the Grand Salon about using art to incite positive world change.

 11:00-12:15pm session, Dr. Amalie Orme, a professor in the Geography department, will discuss the past, present, and future state of water in California. We will also show parts of the documentary Cadillac Desert: Mulholland's Dream, about the history of the water system in CA. This event takes place in the Grand Salon.

 12:30-1:45pm session, the CSUN Associated Students Environmental Affairs Committee will discuss what students can do to reduce plastic bottled water use. In addition "Thirst Project" (www.thirstproject.org) will talk about water in the developing world and programs for students to get involved. This event also takes place in the Grand Salon.

 2:00-3:15pm session, we will show a documentary in the USU Theater about hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and host a discussion about climate change, energy and water with a panel of experts.

 We hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

Nayak (The Hero) (1966), 120 mins.

From his second original screenplay, Ray's Nayak tells the story of a Bengali matinee idol, who while on a cross-country train journey, ends up revealing all of his personal secrets to a young journalist. A compelling meditation on fame and the fragility of public personas.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Image for Film screening:  When will the punishment end?Film screening: When will the punishment end?

4:00 pm - 6:45 pm - Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room, Oviatt Library

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

The Adversary (Pratidwandi) (1970), 110 mins.

The first of three films collectively known as "The Calcutta Trilogy" that examine the city of Kolkata's effect on youth and the high price it extracts from them. Stylistically daring and inventive, The Adversary is one of Ray's most politically potent and provocative films.

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