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Valley Vista: Art in the San Fernando Valley, ca. 1970-1990

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

Valley Vista exhibition poster

Valley Vista: Art in the San Fernando Valley,
ca. 1970-1990
examines for the first time the unique contribution of the San Fernando Valley to Los Angeles’ art history.  *Note-See full story for complete gallery hours. Read more

Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 7:30pm

Picture of an automatic rifle with title Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

From oral histories collected by CSUN professors José Luis Benavides and Kent Kirkton of the Institute for Arts & Media.  Adapted and directed by Peter Grego. This devised piece explodes with the words and testimony of actual hero/survivors of the conditions in present-day Mexico. Read more

Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:30pm

Picture of an automatic rifle with title Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

From oral histories collected by CSUN professors José Luis Benavides and Kent Kirkton of the Institute for Arts & Media.  Adapted and directed by Peter Grego. This devised piece explodes with the words and testimony of actual hero/survivors of the conditions in present-day Mexico. 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

Faculty Focus: Kari Reardon

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 4:00pm

fingerprint

August 25 – September 6
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 6  4-7pm Read more

Contraband

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

CONTRABAND poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

Contraband (1940), 92 mins.

One of the classic early collaborations between the British director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Contraband is an entertaining espionage thriller set in London during the first year of World War II. Also known as Blackout for its U.S. release. Read more

49th Parallel

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

49th Parallel poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER


49th Parallel (1941), 123 mins.

A Nazi U-boat crew is stranded in Canada and must make its way across the border into the still-neutral United States. 49th Parallel is at once a compelling piece of anti-isolationist propaganda and a quick-witted wartime thriller from the team of Powell and Pressburger. Read more

One of Our Aircraft is Missing

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

One of Our Aircraft is Missing poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942), 102 mins.

One of Our Aircraft is Missing is the first film Powell and Pressburger made under the banner of their joint production company, The Archers. Echoing the plot of their previous film, here British pilots are caught behind enemy lines and must make their way to safety. Read more

Route 66, Westbound to Paradise

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 12:00pm to Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:00pm

A picture by Mary Hood called SWARM

Route 66 is known as the “road to opportunity” linking Chicago to Los Angeles beginning in the mid 1920s.  The road functions as a metaphorical bridge, connecting the country socially and culturally.  Bringing people to paradisiacal California, Route 66 during that time was considered the route to a better life.  Highlighting each of the 20 printmakers style and their take on the shows theme, this exhibition represents the works of the following artists; Fawn Atencio, Mildred Beltre, Laura Berman, Catherine Chauvin, Leslie Friedman, Nabil Gonzalez, Kazuko Goto, Manuel Guerra, Mary Hood, Michael Litzauand, Toni Mosley, Jill McKeown, Althea Murphy-Price, Maria Pujol, Bryan Ritchie, Kimberly Anderson Ritchie, Mark Ritchie, Michelle Rozic, Dani Triay and Chinn Wang. Read more

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), 163 mins.

Considered by many to be the finest British film ever made, Powell and Pressburger’s Colonel Blimp is a stirring cinematic masterpiece like no other. An emotional and slyly satirical film about war, love, aging, and obsolescence, shot in glorious Technicolor. Read more

Bat Boy, the Musical

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Batboy the Musical poster

From the reliably true story in the tabloid Weekly World News comes this musical comedy/horror show about a strange half boy/half bat creature discovered in a West Virginia cave.   Read more

Bat Boy, the Musical

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 7:30pm

Batboy the Musical poster

From the reliably true story in the tabloid Weekly World News comes this musical comedy/horror show about a strange half boy/half bat creature discovered in a West Virginia cave.   Read more

Bat Boy, the Musical

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:00pm

Batboy the Musical poster

From the reliably true story in the tabloid Weekly World News comes this musical comedy/horror show about a strange half boy/half bat creature discovered in a West Virginia cave.   Read more

Bat Boy, the Musical

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:30pm

Batboy the Musical poster

From the reliably true story in the tabloid Weekly World News comes this musical comedy/horror show about a strange half boy/half bat creature discovered in a West Virginia cave.   Read more

A Canterbury Tale

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

A Canterbury Tale poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

A Canterbury Tale (1944), 124 mins.

A Canterbury Tale is set in the English countryside during the tumult of the Second World War and follows three modern day incarnations of Chaucer’s pilgrims. The film builds to a majestic climax that ranks as one of Powell and Pressburger’s greatest achievements. Read more

Bat Boy, the Musical

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:30pm

Batboy the Musical poster

From the reliably true story in the tabloid Weekly World News comes this musical comedy/horror show about a strange half boy/half bat creature discovered in a West Virginia cave.   Read more

Bat Boy, the Musical

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

Batboy the Musical poster

From the reliably true story in the tabloid Weekly World News comes this musical comedy/horror show about a strange half boy/half bat creature discovered in a West Virginia cave.   Read more

Bat Boy, the Musical

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 7:30pm

Batboy the Musical poster

From the reliably true story in the tabloid Weekly World News comes this musical comedy/horror show about a strange half boy/half bat creature discovered in a West Virginia cave.   Read more

Bat Boy, the Musical

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 2:00pm

Batboy the Musical poster

From the reliably true story in the tabloid Weekly World News comes this musical comedy/horror show about a strange half boy/half bat creature discovered in a West Virginia cave.   Read more

I Know Where I’m Going!

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:00pm

I Know Where I'm Going! poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

I Know Where I’m Going! (1945), 91 mins.

In Powell and Pressburger’s stunningly photographed comedy, I Know Where I’m Going!, a headstrong young woman travels to remote Scotland to marry a rich lord. Stranded by stormy weather, she meets a handsome naval officer who threatens her carefully laid plans. Read more

A Matter of Life and Death

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

A Matter of Life and Death poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

A Matter of Life and Death (1946), 104 mins.

Originally released in the U.S. under the title Stairway to Heaven, Powell and Pressburger create a special effects masterpiece in the World War II romantic fantasy A Matter of Life and Death. Considered by many critics to be among the greatest of all British films. Read more

Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 7:30pm

Picture of an automatic rifle with title Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

From oral histories collected by CSUN professors José Luis Benavides and Kent Kirkton of the Institute for Arts & Media.  Adapted and directed by Peter Grego. This devised piece explodes with the words and testimony of actual hero/survivors of the conditions in present-day Mexico. Read more

Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 2:00pm

Picture of an automatic rifle with title Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

From oral histories collected by CSUN professors José Luis Benavides and Kent Kirkton of the Institute for Arts & Media.  Adapted and directed by Peter Grego. This devised piece explodes with the words and testimony of actual hero/survivors of the conditions in present-day Mexico. Read more

Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

Picture of an automatic rifle with title Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

From oral histories collected by CSUN professors José Luis Benavides and Kent Kirkton of the Institute for Arts & Media.  Adapted and directed by Peter Grego. This devised piece explodes with the words and testimony of actual hero/survivors of the conditions in present-day Mexico. Read more

Black Narcissus

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

Black Narcissus poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

Black Narcissus (1947), 100 mins.

In Black Narcissus, a group of nuns struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while forces conspire to drive the missionaries mad. This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of Powell and Pressburger’s sensuous style.  Read more

Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

Picture of an automatic rifle with title Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

From oral histories collected by CSUN professors José Luis Benavides and Kent Kirkton of the Institute for Arts & Media.  Adapted and directed by Peter Grego. This devised piece explodes with the words and testimony of actual hero/survivors of the conditions in present-day Mexico. Read more

Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 7:30pm

Picture of an automatic rifle with title Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

From oral histories collected by CSUN professors José Luis Benavides and Kent Kirkton of the Institute for Arts & Media.  Adapted and directed by Peter Grego. This devised piece explodes with the words and testimony of actual hero/survivors of the conditions in present-day Mexico. Read more

Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:00pm

Picture of an automatic rifle with title Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama

From oral histories collected by CSUN professors José Luis Benavides and Kent Kirkton of the Institute for Arts & Media.  Adapted and directed by Peter Grego. This devised piece explodes with the words and testimony of actual hero/survivors of the conditions in present-day Mexico. Read more

The Red Shoes

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Red Shoes poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

The Red Shoes (1948), 133 mins.

Powell and Pressburger’s quintessential backstage drama is also one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever brought to the screen. Featuring a dramatic and hallucinatory central dance sequence, The Red Shoes stands as a beautiful tribute to the life of an artist. Read more

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, the 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 Pieper and will present various depictions and guises of this unique syncretic saint.  The exhibition opening will be on 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

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