Cinema series returns to Petaluma Campus


Courtesy of the Petaluma Cinema Series

The Petaluma Cinema Series offers a wide variety of films to fit all.

Devin Schwarz   , Assistant A&E Editor

The Petaluma Cinema Series returns to Carole L. Ellis auditorium on Santa Rosa Junior College’s Petaluma campus.

Admission is free for Cubcard+ and Petaluma Film Alliance (PFA) members and is $6 for the general public and $5 for students and seniors. A series pass is available for $45 that will grant access to every screening and saves people $39 dollars. Parking for the general public is the standard $4 or a parking pass for the series is $20.

Each night of the series begins at 6 p.m. with an hour-long lecture by Michael Traina, director of the PFA, about film terminology and how to analyze content. The film begins at 7 p.m. and a discussion on the film and its impressions on the audience follows.

Safety Last, showing Sep. 16: A critically acclaimed silent comedy from 1923.A live musical performance by Rick Friend accompanies the screening. The story follows the hijinks of Harold Lloyd (Harold Lloyd), a hopeless romantic in a dead end job that must convince his love that he is wealthy and worthy of her amorous reciprocation.

White God, showing September 23: A Hungarian drama from 2014. Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, the film follows the life of a half-breed dog named Hagen after his owners shun him. As a result Hagen sparks a half-breed crusade consisting of 250 dogs that revolt against their human oppressors.