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San Simon: Manifestations of a Guatemalan Folk Saint

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

Three men kneeling

This exhibition consists of figures, altars, masks and images of San Simon/Maximón, a revered folk saint of Guatemala, who is treated with great deference for his abilities to bestow blessings as well as grave misfortune.  Curated by Peri M. Klemm and Bill Mercer with students from Exhibition Design (Art 342/542), this show features the renowned collection of Jim and Jeanne Pieper and will present various depictions and guises of this unique syncretic folk  saint.  The exhibition opening will coincide with San Simon's feast day when he appears in processions and his altars are renewed with offerings of tobacco, alcohol, incense, clothing, money, candles, and food. Read more

The Small Back Room

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Small Back Room poster

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

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

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

Gone to Earth

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

Gone to Earth poster

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

The Tales of Hoffmann

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Tales of Hoffmann poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

The Tales of Hoffmann (1951), 128 mins.

Powell and Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this unique take on a classic story. The Tales of Hoffman is a feverishly romantic mix of music, dance, and visual effects, and one of the most exhilarating opera films ever produced. Read more

Learned Ladies by Moliere

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7:30pm

Learned Ladies poster

The comic master's satire on intellectual snobbery and pretension.  When ladies of a household spurn all but intellectual pursuits, what is young love to do? Read more

Learned Ladies by Moliere

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

Learned Ladies poster

The comic master's satire on intellectual snobbery and pretension.  When ladies of a household spurn all but intellectual pursuits, what is young love to do? Read more

Learned Ladies by Moliere

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:00pm

Learned Ladies poster

The comic master's satire on intellectual snobbery and pretension.  When ladies of a household spurn all but intellectual pursuits, what is young love to do? Read more

Learned Ladies by Moliere

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Learned Ladies poster

The comic master's satire on intellectual snobbery and pretension.  When ladies of a household spurn all but intellectual pursuits, what is young love to do? Read more

The Battle of the River Plate

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Battle of the River Plate poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

The Battle of the River Plate (1956), 119 mins.

Widely regarded as one of the best and most intelligent British war dramas of the 1950s, Powell and Pressburger’s The Battle of the River Plate is the story of Britain’s first significant naval victory in World War II. Released in the U.S. as Pursuit of the Graf Spee. Read more

Learned Ladies by Moliere

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:30pm

Learned Ladies poster

The comic master's satire on intellectual snobbery and pretension.  When ladies of a household spurn all but intellectual pursuits, what is young love to do? Read more

Learned Ladies by Moliere

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:30pm

Learned Ladies poster

The comic master's satire on intellectual snobbery and pretension.  When ladies of a household spurn all but intellectual pursuits, what is young love to do? Read more

Learned Ladies by Moliere

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 7:30pm

Learned Ladies poster

The comic master's satire on intellectual snobbery and pretension.  When ladies of a household spurn all but intellectual pursuits, what is young love to do? Read more

Learned Ladies by Moliere

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm

Learned Ladies poster

The comic master's satire on intellectual snobbery and pretension.  When ladies of a household spurn all but intellectual pursuits, what is young love to do? Read more

Ill Met by Moonlight

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

Ill Met by Moonlight poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

Ill Met by Moonlight (1957), 102 mins.

Ill Met by Moonlight is set during World War II on the island of Crete and tells the story of two British officers whose job it is to kidnap a Nazi general. Also known as Night Ambush in the U.S., Powell and Pressburger’s superb war film is among their final collaborations. Read more

Peeping Tom

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Peeping Tom poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL

Peeping Tom (1960), 101 mins.

A frank exploration of voyeurism and violence, Michael Powell’s extraordinary Peeping Tom is the story of a psychopathic cameraman set on murderous revenge. Initially reviled for its deeply unsettling subject matter, the film has since been hailed as a masterpiece. Read more