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By Carlos E. Rincón 9.21.2017

I Heart Film: Joan and Stan Poss

I Heart Film: Joan and Stan Poss, Filmworks members Before your respective retirements, what did you do for a living? Joan: I worked as a therapist with crisis outpatients with Fresno County for 11 years. I went back to graduate school when I was 47 and it was best thing I ever did. I’m retired,…

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By Justus Bier Stanberry 9.13.2017

Streaming Surprises, Volume 12

Our “Streaming Surprises” series calls attention to good movies new and old. Titles are available from various streaming services. “The Tenth Man” (2016) The Tenth Man (El Rey del Once) follows Ariel, as he travels back to Buenos Aires in an attempt to reconnect with his father, Usher. Upon his arrival, he visits his father’s…

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By Jefferson Beavers 8.30.2017

Humans and Animals Make Unusual Cinematic Connections

The Sept. 8 Filmworks movie, “Pop Aye” tells the story of a disenchanted architect in a mid-life crisis who re-connects with his childhood elephant. Our 2017-18 season opener, this feature debut from Singapore-born and NYU-schooled filmmaker Kirsten Tan won the Special Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival this…

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By Jefferson Beavers 8.23.2017

I Heart Film: John Ostlund

I Heart Film: John Ostlund What do you do for a living? Chris Pacheco and I own and operate One Putt Broadcasting, a group of seven radio stations that includes K-Jewel 105.5 FM, KYNO 1430 AM, and 940 ESPN. Day to day, most of what I do is marketing related for the stations and clients…

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By Justus Bier Stanberry 8.16.2017

Streaming Surprises, Volume 11

Our “Streaming Surprises” series calls attention to good movies new and old. Titles are available from various streaming services. ”Paterson” (2016) Paterson is about a man and a town, both named Paterson. Each morning, Paterson wakes, dresses and has breakfast, but not before taking note of Laura, who lies next to him, still sleeping. Before…

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By Sirley Carballo 5.31.2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Stan Morita

May 2015 volunteer in the spotlight: Stan Morita Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Stan Morita. I was born in Fresno and raised in the small town of Biola. I attended Central Union High School and UCLA, and I earned a degree in Mass Communications. What is your occupation? I am a…

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By Jefferson Beavers 5.18.2017

Streaming Surprises, Volume 10

Our “Streaming Surprises” series calls attention to good movies new and old. Titles are available from various streaming services. “The Eagle Huntress” (2016) This docudrama follows a 13 year-old Mongolian girl, Aisholpan, as she pursues her dream to become the first female eagle hunter and the first woman to compete in her country’s Golden Eagle…

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By Jefferson Beavers 5.10.2017

Featured video: Talkin’ Trane

Our featured video this month for “Chasing Trane” takes us inside Tower District Records in Fresno, as board member Jefferson Beavers talks with local DJ Conor Miles about his favorite John Coltrane records. Conor is the host of Fresno’s Monthly Motown Night and a big fan of Trane. The video is now airing on CMAC…

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By Rubén Casas 5.4.2017

Coltrane’s activism can be accessed through his jazz

A bit past the midway point in “Chasing Trane” you’ll be treated to some details about how John Coltrane composed “Alabama.” “Alabama” happens to be one of the jazz songs that makes a strong case for the genre in general: in the way it juxtaposes a meditative, brooding melodic line with a middle section that…

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By Jefferson Beavers 4.24.2017

Filmworks Fans Love Music Docs

On May 12, Filmworks will close its 2016-17 season and head into a 3-month summer break by presenting the music documentary “Chasing Trane,” a documentary exploring the life, work, and influence of jazz icon John Coltrane. The film features interviews with legendary musicians and rare performance footage from Trane himself. Los Angeles Times critic Noel…

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By Rubén Casas 4.10.2017

Exploring the absence of Asghar Farhadi

One of the main reasons I’m excited to see “The Salesman” when Fresno Filmworks brings it to the historic Tower Theatre on April 14 stems from Asghar Farhadi’s absence from the Academy Awards. The director was not present to accept the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film as he boycotted the ceremony in protest of a…

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By Sirley Carballo 4.5.2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Carlos Eduardo Rincon Marquez

March 2017 volunteer in the spotlight: Carlos Eduardo Rincon Marquez What do you do for a living? I am an environmental specialist for the E. & J. Gallo Winery. I support several of the winery’s different facilities with being compliant with environmental laws. I really like my job. The company treats its employees well and…

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By Jefferson Beavers 3.29.2017

Streaming Surprises, Volume 9

Our “Streaming Surprises” series calls attention to good movies new and old. Titles are available from various streaming services. “Cameraperson” (2016) A tapestry of footage from the cutting room floor. An autobiographical collage. A visual memoir. Call it what you will, but “Cameraperson” will defy easy description for generations of filmmakers to come. Well-traveled documentary…

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Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.