2017 Fresno Film Festival

Times:

  • Nov 10-12, 2017

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

The 2017 Fresno Film Festival, presented by Fresno Filmworks at the historic Tower Theatre, will feature eight exclusive feature-length movies from nine different countries, including special filmmaker appearances, social gatherings, and Q&A discussions. The festival is made possible by the generosity of many community sponsors and current Filmworks members.

Tickets for individual programs cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors; festival passes cost $50. Tickets and passes can be purchased online and at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave.

FRIDAY, NOV. 10

PROGRAM #1 — 7 p.m.
Django
Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt must escape from German-occupied Paris in 1943 in this French biographical drama.
With opening night champange reception to follow

SATURDAY, NOV. 11

PROGRAM #2 — 12 noon
The Force
This documentary follows the Oakland Police Department as it faces increasing public scrutiny and internal scandal.

PROGRAM #3 — 2:30 p.m.
The Divine Order
An unassuming young housewife is suddenly thrust into the center of the cultural movement for women’s suffrage in 1970s Switzerland.

PROGRAM #4 — 5:30 p.m.
In Syria
Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass plays a mother of three whose family comes under siege in war-torn Damascus.

PROGRAM #5 — 8 p.m.
I Dream in Another Language
The preservation of a dying language indigenous to Mexico lies in the hands of two sworn enemies who refuse to speak to each other.

SUNDAY, NOV. 12

PROGRAM #6 — 12 noon
Our Time Will Come
A primary school teacher in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong is pulled into a mission to save Chinese novelist Mao Dun during World War II.

PROGRAM #7 — 3:30 p.m.
Unleashed
Comic actress Kate Micucci plays a woman who unknowingly starts dating her pets when they mysteriously turn into grown men.
Featuring Q&A with director Finn Taylor

PROGRAM #8 — 7 p.m.
The Women’s Balcony
When the women’s balcony breaks, the women of a synagogue in Jerusalem humorously band together to fight for their rights and traditions.

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