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China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm

Manchu bride

Legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921) set off to Hong Kong in 1868 and in the next four years he undertook several major journeys photographing regions of China.  Read more

Rembrandt and the Rabbis: Classical Rabbinic Interpretations in Rembrandt’s Biblical Scenes

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Rembrandt's David

Rembrandt, the great 17th century Dutch Calvinist artist, is famous for his portraits; but he also painted or etched many images of biblical stories.   Do his scenes from the Hebrew Bible reveal a pattern of borrowing from sophisticated rabbinic interpretations in the Talmud and Midrash?  Jerry Rabow will consider the evidence by examining some prominent artworks by Rembrandt together with their related biblical texts and ancient and medieval commentaries. 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)

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)

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

2016 Latin American Film and Art Festival

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to Monday, November 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Oviatt Library

The Latin American Festival is taking place at California State University Northridge from November 18 through 21, 2016. The four day event will feature films highlighting some of Latin America's most talented filmmakers, including entries for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards. 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

33rd Annual Powwow

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

33rd Annual CSUN Powwow

Grand Entry will be at 12:30 PM. Indigenous Awareness Month gathering: American Indian Student Association, American Indian Studies Program, First Nations Alumni Association. Featuring American Indian dance and music, frybread, arts & crafts, vendors, children's craft activities. Water is Life: alcohol and drugs are not permitted on the Powwow grounds. 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)

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


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