Upcoming Fall Cinema Series at SRJC Petaluma Campus: Video Trailers

Every Wednesday evening the Petaluma Film Alliance hosts movie previews at Petaluma SRJC campus in the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium, 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway.  Its more than a movie! There are three sessions: A pre-film lecture at 6PM; film screening at 7PM; and post-screening discussion until 10PM.

Over the next two weeks, they will be featuring the following two films:

Timbuktu Video TrailerDECEMBER 2 – TIMBUKTU Abderahmane Sissako, 2014, Mauritania


Director Abderramane Sissako, one of the world’s premiere filmmakers emerging from Africa, offers a hauntingly beautiful account of the occupation of Timbuktu by the militant Islamist group Ansar Dine. The film chronicles the citizens of the city after the militants begin committing brutal acts in the name of Sharia Law. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015. 96 minutes.

Here is the movie trailer:

Fast Times At Ridgemont HighDECEMBER 9 – FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH – Amy Heckerling, 1982, USA

Written by Cameron Crowe (Say Anything, Almost Famous), Fast Times follows the lives of six high schoolers and their adventures in the worlds of school, work, parties, and love. Stacy, Linda, Mark, and Mike try to not crack under the pressures of young love; stoner Jeff Spicoli goes to war with an especially strict history teacher; and Brad Hamilton tries to keep a job to pay off his car. Known for launching the careers of many young actors, including Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, and Nicolas Cage, Fast Times at Ridgemont High has gained iconic status as an hilariously honest representation of high school life in the 1980s. 90 minutes.

Here is the movie trailer:

#Petaluma’s SRJC to host 4th annual Building Community Breakfast June 4

From the SRJC Website:

collage-friendsThe Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Friends of Petaluma Campus Trust is presenting the fourth annual Building Community Breakfast on Thursday, June 4 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Business, education, nonprofit and community leaders are expected to attend. The breakfast takes place in SRJC Petaluma’s Physical Fitness Center located at 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway.

Dr. Frank ChongSRJC Superintendent/President Dr. Frank Chong will deliver opening remarks, providing the Petaluma angle on his recent President’s Address to the Community. Dr. Jane Saldaña-Talley, Vice President of the Petaluma campus, will present the “State of The Campus” address including an update on current activities, new and future plans for SRJC Petaluma. Bill White of Basin Street Properties is the featured speaker for the morning. 

SRJC building community breakfast 2The morning will also include student speakers reflecting on their experience at SRJC Petaluma. Earth and Space Sciences faculty member Dr. David Kratzmann will discuss recent projects including construction of a geologic boulder field across campus and two gardens.  The garden project is a partnership with Daily Acts and the City of Petaluma to create a Permaculture/Living Learning Lab Demonstration Garden designed by SRJC Ornamental Horticulture students to reduce water use and serve as a demonstration site for community education.  The second garden project is a sustainable, organic, student-run teaching garden developed in partnership with Petaluma-based Friedman’s Home Improvement and a multi-disciplinary collaborative of students, faculty, and staff.

Tickets are $40 per person and table sponsorships are available. Registration is available at www.santarosa.edu/foundation. Under Register Now, click on “4th Annual Petaluma Campus Building Community Breakfast.” Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. Parking is free. 

The event is an opportunity for attendees to explore the impact of the Petaluma campus on the surrounding community. It also provides the chance for those unfamiliar with the campus to connect in a personal and welcoming manner. Tours of the campus will be provided upon request.