When Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, we anticipate food, drinks, American flags decorated on everything, but most importantly...fireworks. One after the other, just a symphony of exploding lights, seeing what the next one is going to look like, what color will it be, and will it be bigger than the last one? Fireworks are very similar to what live entertainment is like here in the Central Valley, who’s coming into town this time, how will this show be?
It’s July, which means that summer is in full swing! The triple digit heat is amongst us which leaves us scrambling for activities to participate in to keep cool. There are those that’ve been indulging in pool swimming, barbequing, summer blockbuster binging, and the list goes on. Speaking for myself, I’ve occupied my time pursuing all the top concerts in the Central Valley.
We like to say that Fresno Filmworks is your local source for independent film. We show movies every second Friday of the month at the historic Tower Theatre, and we also put on the annual Fresno Film Festival each spring. Filmworks likes to show current independent and international movies that you can’t see at the local multiplex, and we also like to show documentaries and multicultural films.
I was doing one of my strolls through the Tower District the other day. Keep in mind, I do not live, work, or do much business there. I am no expert. I am a casual and enthusiastic admirer. I am also a hunter-gatherer, looking for fruits and seeds to glean transferable knowledge. I was strolling and observing. My mind went back to my first impressions. Please, do not throw tomatoes. I am being honest.