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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Image for Film: The PinFilm: The Pin

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Laemmleâs Town Center 5 17200 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91316
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF13.html

The Pin


This new Yiddish language film is an unusual love story. An elderly religious Jewish man working in a morgue as a shomer (a person who keeps the body company until it is ready for burial) is plunged into remembering his past when the body of his long-lost first love arrives. In flashback memories, he recalls their meeting in a deserted Lithuanian barn during the Nazi invasion when both were hiding from the killing squads. Their fear and desperation turn into love and a pledge of eternal commitment -- until an unexpected intrusion changes everything. The intensity and quiet beauty of this film provoke reflection on love, forgiveness, and coming to terms with the past. 83 minutes, in Yiddish with English subtitles. Followed by Q & A with CSUN Jewish Studies faculty.

Co-Sponsored by Adat Ari El, Temple Ramat Zion, and CSUN Hillel

Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun to request a seat.

Laemmleâs Town Center 5
17200 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316

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Image for COMEDY - ELEMENO PEACOMEDY - ELEMENO PEA

Wednesday, October 16 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 20 2:00 pm - Nordhoff Hall (NH) Little Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

ELEMENO PEA by Molly Metzler

Blue Collar meets upper crust in this comedy of bad manners. On Martha's Vineyard, two sisters square off in a rapid-fire social satire that connects the head, heart and funny bone is one audacious sweep. Directed by Peter Grego.

Wed-Sat 7:30, Sun 2pm.  Oct 11-12-13, 16-17-18-19-20

Image for In Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social ActionIn Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social Action

Tuesday, September 17 - Friday, July 25 All Day - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/in-protest/

Collective social action movements, whether spontaneous expressions of dissent or high-reaching attempts to change society, have been a part of American life since the nation's earliest days. Protest actions, in the form of boycotts, demonstrations, riots, property destruction, occupations, labor strikes, local activism, or works of art, have spanned the political spectrum, defined generations, and shaped our uniquely American identity.

We invite you to view items from the Oviatt Library's Special Collections and Archives that document dozens of distinct and significant social action movements over the course of the 20th century