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By Raman Grewal 12.8.2016

Watch, or bake your own – Swede Fest is for everyone!

Cue dream sequence: There are cameras flashing everywhere as the paparazzi are trying to capture your every move. “That’s enough, that’s enough,” you smirk confidently as you walk away. People are dying to get your autograph, but you need to head over to the set of your latest film. You’re a huge movie director with…

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By Jefferson Beavers 11.28.2016

Another Dose of Ricardo Darín at the Tower Theatre

When a U.S. cinephile thinks of Argentine movies, they probably think of Ricardo Darín. The award-winning TV and film star is considered by some to be the George Clooney of Argentina, and he is one of the most recognized Spanish-speaking actors currently at work in Latin America. Darín stars in the next Fresno Filmworks offering,…

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By Fae Giffen 11.21.2016

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…

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By Yvonne Schwemmer 10.31.2016

Volunteer spotlight – Steve Ohanesian

There couldn’t have been a more pleasant way to launch into Fall and to get to know this fascinating, native Fresnan Filmworks volunteer, than to have a morning coffee with Steve Ohanesian – surrounded by the much-loved garden that graces his beautifully restored, Tower District mission-style home – only a brief walk to the historic…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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