Film Forum

Subscribe to RSS Feed
By Fae Giffen 10.21.2016

Streaming Surprises – Our picks for the best of streaming movies

“Clerks” This classic of the 1990’s independent film movement, launched the directorial career of Kevin Smith. “Clerks” introduced riffs that would become nerd culture classics and start an epic debate on the ethics of Death Star construction. But “Clerks” will be mostly  remembered for asking the timeless question – how many things can go wrong on a…

Continue Reading
By Fae Giffen 10.11.2016

Elevating films: Letting go and letting art change us

Next month Fresno Filmworks will present the 2016 Fresno Film Festival.  Our theme this year is “elevating film”.  At Fresno Filmworks, we believe movies have the power to change the way we look at the world and shift our perspectives.  They rearrange, refocus, and elevate our lives.  Film allows us new viewpoints and at times those…

Continue Reading
By Fae Giffen 9.22.2016

Streaming Surprises – Our picks for the best of streaming movies

  “Dogtown and Z-Boys” This 2001 documentary was truly a labor of love.  Skateboarding legend Stacy Peralta turned the camera on himself and his friends who, as rebellious teens in the 1970s, revolutionized skateboarding in the USA and were largely responsible for the sport’s popular resurgence in the 1980s.  Dogtown and Z-Boys, screened by Fresno…

Continue Reading
By Fae Giffen 9.7.2016

Welcome back!

Well, it was a great summer for Fresno Filmworks.  We had fun this summer, but we’re ready to come back with a new slate of movies.  Our fall season is promising to be our best ever with a lineup of unique films you won’t find at the multiplex! Our new fall season starts this Friday,…

Continue Reading
By Fae Giffen 9.1.2016

Fresno Filmworks – Social Media Update

  Just because summer is over doesn’t mean we’re staying home by the fire.  Fresno Filmworks board members, volunteers, and supporters are still out and about.  We want to tell you what we’re up to and we want to know what you’re up to as well!  With a new fall season approaching we’ll be introducing…

Continue Reading
By Yvonne Schwemmer 8.26.2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Raman (Ramandeep) Grewal

  Volunteer Spotlight: Raman (Ramandeep) Grewal Meet Raman, a gifted and creative addition to the ranks of our Fresno Filmworks volunteers. Raman joins us as a blog contributor and debuts with her first newsletter as Filmworks returns from summer break. You can read her insights on Hany Abu-Assad, the director of “The Idol”, our first…

Continue Reading
By Raman Grewal 8.22.2016

A Look at the films of Hany Abu-Assad

After leaving his career as an engineer, Hany Abu-Assad entered the world of Palestinian cinema in the 1990s with his directorial debut “Paper House“. Following its success, films such as “Paradise Now”, “Omar”, and “The Idol”  further put Abu-Assad on an international platform and have acquired him much acclaim. His films often focus on issues of…

Continue Reading
By Fae Giffen 8.11.2016

Streaming Surprises: Our picks for the best of streaming movies

Filmworks Board members and volunteers love movies.  It’s why we do what we do.  When we’re not busy putting together screenings at the Tower Theatre we spend much of our time watching movies at home and now we want to share some of our top picks with you.  This new blog will feature some of…

Continue Reading
By Fae Giffen 6.24.2016

Streaming Surprises – Our picks for the best of streaming movies

    Filmworks board members and volunteers love movies.  It’s why we do what we do.  When we’re not busy putting together screenings at the Tower Theatre we spend much of our time watching movies at home and now we want to share some of our top picks with you.  This new blog will feature…

Continue Reading
By Megan Ginise 5.22.2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Hazel Antaramian-Hofman

April 2016 Volunteer in the Spotlight: Hazel Antaramian-Hofman Hazel is a talented woman — a professor, an artist, a scientist, an ethnographic researcher and scholar, a designer. She has two sons, two master’s degrees, and a life back and forth from Los Angeles to Fresno. Occupation: Hazel works as an adjunct art instructor at Fresno…

Continue Reading
By Megan Ginise 4.26.2016

A World of Imagination in the Food Films We Love

More than just a taste, food can be a visual splendor — from a luscious river of chocolate to a brightly adorned taco truck.  It can be one man’s dream or a rat proclaiming universality. Anyone, really, if they try hard enough, can cook. Ahead of the May 13 Filmworks screening of “City of Gold,” let’s take a…

Continue Reading
By Megan Ginise 4.18.2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Ann and Conde McGowan

March 2016 Volunteers in the Spotlight: Ann and Conde McGowan Ann and Conde have lived in Fresno for 38 years. They met in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved around the Midwest for several years before finally settling down in Fresno after the birth of their daughter. Conde’s brother started a printing business in Fresno called Automated…

Continue Reading

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