This page is for all Fresno area film events-of which there are many! If you are looking for something different to go out and see keep checking back! You will find indie films, shorts and screenings of more recent movies & classics. If you have an event you would like to be added to this page email us at life@kingsriverlife[dot]com
Mar. 10, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Filmworks presents the American documentary feature “I Am Not Your Negro” at the historic Tower Theatre. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and an Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature, the film is a powerful look at race throughout America’s history as explored by civil rights icon and author, James Baldwin. The film brings Baldwin’s work to life, blending his words with images, sounds and music from both the past and present to masterfully provide a contemporary link between the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and #BlackLivesMatter. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Raoul Peck. 95 minutes, Rated PG-13. Advance tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors, and they can be purchased by check or cash at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave. Visit FresnoFilmworks.org for tickets and details.
CineCulture spring lineup begins with ‘Road to La Paz’
The Fresno State CineCulture Series kicks off its spring 2017 lineup of film screenings with “Road to La Paz” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.
Most CineCulture screenings are at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays during the spring semester in the Peters Education Center Auditorium (5010 N. Woodrow Ave. in the Student Recreation Center). Some screenings are held with Fresno Filmworks at Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Ave.). See the full list below. All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Jan. 27: “Road to La Paz” (2015)
Discussant: Francisco Varone, director
Sponsors: Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies and Department of Political Science
February 3: “Nakom” (2016)
Discussants: Trav Pittman and Kelly Daniela Norris, co-directors
Sponsor: Africana Studies Program
Feb. 10-11: Filmworks — Oscar Shorts
Feb. 17: “Resistance at Tule Lake” (2016)
Discussant: Konrad Aderer, director
Sponsor: Henry Madden Library
Feb. 24: “Agents of Change” (2016)
Discussants: Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson, co-directors
Sponsor: Henry Madden Library’s Prentice Womack Fund and Africana Studies Program
March 3: Lunafest
Discussant: Dr. Jenna Kieckhaefer, associate professor in the Department of Criminology
Co-Sponsor: Cross Cultural and Gender Center
March 10: Filmworks: “I Am Not Your Negro” (2016)
March 17: “RiverBlue” (2016)
Discussant: Roger Williams, director
Sponsor: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
March 24: “The Heart of Madame Sabali” (2015)
Discussant: Ryan McKenna, director
Sponsors: The French Program and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
March 31: Caesar Chavez Day, no film
April 7: “Lost Birds” (2015)
Discussant: Ela Alyamac and Aren Perdeci, co-directors
Sponsor: Armenian Studies Program
April 14: Filmworks (Spring break, TBA)
April 21 (5 p.m.): “Together With You” (2002)
Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl, Fresno State theatre arts professor emeritus
April 28: Latin Film Festival (TBA)
May 5: “A Stray” (2016)
Discussant: Musa Syeed, director
Sponsor: Africana Studies Program
May 12: Filmworks (TBA)
CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State students, faculty and staff and the 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. Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.
Additional information about the individual films is available on the Arts and Humanities blog. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Husain, professor and club adviser, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the CineCulture website.