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30th Annual Fresno Reel Pride LGBTQ Film Festival

In just two days the 30th Annual Fresno Reel Pride LGBTQ Film Festival will kick off a five day celebration of films beginning September 18 through September 22 in Fresno’s historic Tower District. Fresno Filmworks is an ongoing cultural arts partner of Fresno Reel Pride.

Opening the festival will be the romantic comedy “Sell By”, which finds a couple in a slump after five years together and asks the question, does every relationship have an expiration date? This is the directorial debut of Mike Doyle and stars Kate Walsh (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Scott Evans (“The Lovely Bones”), and Patricia Clarkson (“Six Feet Under”). “Sell By” will open the festival on Wednesday September 18 at 7 p.m. at the Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave.

Along with showing films at the Tower Theatre, the festival will also be screening in the ViSTA Theater at the Fresno Music Academy, 1296 N. Wishon Ave. The festival will be showing such films as “HOMSAYWHAT”, “Temblores”, “Tucked”, “We Are The Radical Monarchs”, “Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street”, “The Archivettes”, “Good Kisser”, and “Gay Chorus Deep South”. There will also be several short film programs. Closing the festival will be the film “Adam” on Sunday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at the Tower Theatre.

Every year Fresno Reel Pride brings bold and fresh LGBTQ cinema to the Central Valley. From everyone at Fresno Filmworks, we would like to congratulate Fresno Reel Pride on their 30th Film Festival.

Visit ReelPride.com for a complete program listing.


Oct. 11, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Fresno Filmworks presents the second film of its 2019-2020 season, the French romantic comedy “A Faithful Man” at the historic Tower Theatre. French director Louis Garrel’s second full length feature, the film was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. Garrel stars in the film, along with Laetitia Casta and Lily-Rose Depp. The film follows Abel and the interesting situations that change his life. Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend, and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies and Abel and Marianne get back together much to the dismay of Eva, who has secretly loved Abel since childhood, and Marianne’s son Joseph, who is convinced that Marianne poisoned Paul. A light hearted and engaging comedy, Garrel infuses the spirit of vintage French cinema in A Faithful Man. Assistive listening services are not available for this film. 75 minutes. Not Rated. In French, with English subtitles. 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, 809 E. Olive Ave. Go online to FresnoFilmworks.org for tickets and details.

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CineCulture launches fall 2019 lineup with ‘Remember Amnesia’

Are you looking for something to do on Friday evenings? CineCulture offers free screenings of independent films nearly every Friday during the school year. The movies are followed by a discussion with someone involved in the film or an expert on the subject.

The Fresno State CineCulture Series kicks off its fall 2019 lineup of film screenings with “Remember Amnesia” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30.

Aug. 30: “Remember Amnesia” (2019)

? Discussant: Dr. Ravi Godse, director

? In English, Marathi and Hindi with English subtitles

? 88 minutes

Directed by Indian-American filmmaker and practicing internal medicine physician Dr. Ravi Godse, “Remember Amnesia” tells the story of widower Jay Singh, a difficult but brilliant U.S.-based physician, who has a terrible accident while on a trip to his homeland of India that robs him of his memory. As he tries to piece his memory back together, he finds himself falling for the lovely Nina, the local doctor in charge of his care, who tries to help him figure out his true identity. But there are questions about how Jay was injured, and if his memory loss is real. He ends up asking himself if he killed his wife or not?
Fall 2019 Cineculture Lineup

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.

All screenings are held on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. in the Peters Education Center Auditorium in the Student Recreation Center Building, next to the Save Mart Center. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

Sept. 6: “The Years of Fierro” (2013)

? Discussant: Santiago Esteinou, director

? In Spanish and English with English subtitles

? Only recently released due to pending litigation

? 105 minutes

Sept. 13: “A Duel Tale/Hatashiai” (2015)

? Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl, professor of media, communications and journalism

? In Japanese with English subtitles

? 94 minutes

Sept. 20: “The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez” (1983, new release)

? Discussant: Dr. Robert Maldonado, professor of philosophy

? In Spanish and English with English subtitles

? 106 minutes

Sept. 27: “Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066” (2018)

? Discussant: Jon Osaki, director

? 65 minutes

Oct. 4: “The River and the Wall” (2019)

? Discussant: Heather Mackey, biologist featured in the film

? 97 minutes

Oct. 18: “The Price of Free” (2018)

? Discussant: Derek Doneen, director

? In Hindi and English with English subtitles

? 92 minutes

Oct. 25: Short films “Lumpkin GA” (2019), “Our Country” (2017) and “Invented Borders”

? Discussants: Emily Grandcolas (“Lumpkin” Producer) and Mayra Flores (“Our Country” and “Invented Borders” director)

Nov. 1: “Emma Peeters” (2018)

? Discussant: Nicole Palo, director

? In French with English subtitles

? 90 minutes

Nov. 8: “Jirga” (2018)

? Discussant: Amir Shah Talash, producer and lead actor

? In Pushto and English with English subtitles

? 78 minutes

Nov. 15: To be announced

Nov. 22: Short films “Life Between Borders, Black Migrants in Mexico,” “Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico” and “After La Nopalera”

? Discussant: Ebony Bailey, director

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