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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 kingsriverlife@gmail[dot]com
Fresno Filmworks presents Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters”
Join us for the Central California premiere of Japanese family drama “Shoplifters.” Winner of the Palme d’Or award at Cannes and Japan’s 2019 Oscar selection, “Shoplifters” reexamines the fabric of morality and of family in this ensemble masterpiece.

5:30 and 8:30 pm
Friday, December 14, 2018
Tower Theatre
121 minutes
Rated R

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Local Film Festival Call for Entries


Swede Fest, a Fresno-based film festival, is calling film enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to submit a “sweded” film for a screening sponsored by FresYes Realty, CMAC, Fresno Filmworks and Haro Entertainment, on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the historic Tower Theatre. Best of all: it’s a FREE event for all to attend!

“A ‘sweded’ film is a summarized, low-budget re-creation of a popular movie,” said Roque Rodriguez, one of the founders of the Swede Fest. “‘Sweding’ takes the best and worst movies that come out of Hollywood and combines them with the creativity and ingenuity of their greatest fans.”

All entries are due by Monday, November 26, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. There is no cost for submission and each film or “swede” must be no longer than four minutes as well as be suitable for all ages.

“Swede Fest gives every participant the unforgettable experience of seeing their work on the big screen,” said Rodriguez. “To date, we’ve shown hundreds of films at Swede Fest and what’s even better, it’s a free event for all to enjoy.”

The 18th edition of Swede Fest will be held at the historic The Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Avenue, in Fresno on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Doors to the theater open at 5:00 p.m. and the screening begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages.

For more information about Swede Fest 18, how to submit, and to see sweded films from past festivals, visit swedefest.com.

Swede Fest is an internationally known film festival started by two local Fresno film enthusiasts, Bryan Harley and Roque Rodriguez. Since it’s inception, the Swede Fest phenomenon has expanded to include several satellite festivals on the east coast and around the world.

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