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CineCulture Screening: Rise

CineCulture Screening: Rise

Rise is a drama by renowned French director, screenwriter and producer Cédric Klapisch. It tells the story of Elise, a 26-year-old prima ballerina Elise, who is injured during a live performance.  Her life is turned upside down upon learning that she can no longer dance. From then on, she tries to find a new purpose in her life while moving between Paris and Brittany, through encounters and experiences, as well as from moments of profound disappointment and glimmers of hope. What will she do with her life? Will she find a new calling and, therefore, a new way of life? This touching feature film, shot in real-life documentary style, invites us to become immersed in the world of dance, focusing on Elise, played by the superbly talented Marion Barbeau, a real ballerina from the Paris Opera Ballet in her first film role. 

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty and staff, and the broader community. CineCulture is also offered as a three-unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department. The CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Screenings are held at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays in the Peters Education Center Auditorium (west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building). All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is free (not enforced) after 4 p.m. on Fridays. 

Friday, September 22, 2023


Dr. Mary Husain

Phone: 559.278.6890
Website: Click to Visit

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5010 N. Woodrow Ave
Fresno, CA 93740


Free and open to the public.