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This month's movie

The American independent drama A Late Quartet stars Christopher Walken as the beloved cellist in a world-renowned string quartet. He receives a life-changing diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, throwing the group’s future into uncertainty. Inspired by and structured around Beethoven’s Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor. Co-starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, and Mark Ivanir. Screening sponsor: Fresno Philharmonic. Post-screening discussion circle with musician Benjamin Boone.

“Set in a Woody Allen-like privileged Manhattan world of elegant apartments, cab-ride conversations, and cool-weather jogs in Central Park, A Late Quartet is shaped like a musical composition. It begins on an attention-grabbing note, then races through a whirlwind of emotional complexities before coming to a solemn, elevated resolution.”

“Christopher Walken’s gentle — dare we say, even normal — portrayal of an acclaimed concert cellist is the main attraction in A Late Quartet. . . . How many surprises and peaks can Walken possibly have left, after so many movies and memorable roles? Well, there’s this one.”

Showtimes and tickets

A Late Quartet

Rated R   •   105 minutes

Friday, January 11, 2013

5:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013 - Live Action

Unrated   •   TBA runtime

Friday, February 08, 2013

5:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

7:00 p.m.


Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013 - Documentary

Unrated   •   TBA runtime

Saturday, February 09, 2013

1:00 p.m.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013 - Animation

Unrated   •   TBA runtime

Friday, February 08, 2013

8:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

4:00 p.m.


Advance tickets on sale by cash or check at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave.

Or purchase tickets online for the upcoming show.


Film calendar

Fresno Jewish Film Series at Temple Beth Israel

  • Jan 12 — The Matchmaker, a drama about a teenage boy who goes to work for a Holocaust survivor, turned matchmaker.


Cineculture at Fresno State

  • Jan 25 — The Scarlett Empress, the 1934 historical drama about the life of Catherine the Great. Starring Marlene Dietrich.
  • Feb 1 — Have You Heard from Johannesburg: From Selma to Sowetto, the fifth part of a seven-part history of apartheid. With filmmaker Connie Field as post-screening discussant.


Second Wednesday Film Series at Center for Nonviolence

  • Jan 9 — The Suffering Grasses, a documentary about the Arab Spring uprisings in Syria and its impact on refugees.


How to volunteer

Filmworks thanks its December 2012 volunteers:
Nené Casares, Manuela Garza, Linda Hernandez, Kristie Leyba, Mary Malesani, Monica Marks-Rea, Sarah Nixon, Andrew Ranta, Gene Richards, Richard Stone. Lorraine Tomerlin.

Contact Gloria Burrola at to volunteer at a future screening.

Contact John Moses at for general inquiries.

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