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Fresno Filmworks presents the 15th Annual Fresno Film Festival, at the historic Tower Theatre. The festival will feature seven exclusive programs of feature-length and local award-winning short films, including special filmmaker appearances, social gatherings, and Q&A discussions. This year’s lineup includes: Indian drama “Sir”, a tale of two worlds colliding and two individuals connecting; documentary “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins” pays tribute to the celebrated national political columnist; and the German thriller “Balloon”, which tells the gripping true story of one of the most spectacular escapes from communist East Germany. The shorts program will feature short films submitted to Fresno Filmworks by local filmmakers or on subjects of local interest. Tickets for individual programs cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors; festival passes cost $50. Starting October 21, tickets and passes can be purchased online and 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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