The 2018 Fresno Film Festival, November 2-4, presented by Fresno Filmworks at the historic Tower Theatre, will feature eight exclusive feature-length movies including special filmmaker appearances, social gatherings, and Q&A discussions.
The festival is made possible by the generosity of many community sponsors and Filmworks members. Sponsorship and membership opportunities are still available for this year’s festival. Contact our development director Cassandra McGuire for more information.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
PROGRAM #1 — 7 p.m.
We The Animals
Three brothers tear through childhood in this visceral and immersive coming-of-age drama, an award winner from Sundance.
With opening night champagne reception to follow.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
PROGRAM #2 — 1:30 p.m.
Birds of Passage
A daring drug-running epic from Colombia that explores a culture’s dwindling resistance to assimilation when faced with the temptation of wealth and power.
PROGRAM #3 — 5 p.m.
I Am Not A Witch
An instant classic of New African Cinema, this feminist fairytale from Zambia plays as an evocative satire of childhood innocence.
PROGRAM #4 — 8 p.m.
Memoir of War
A stirring adaptation of the Marguerite Duras novel, recounting a romance torn apart by the upheaval of World War II in Nazi-occupied France.
SUNDAY, NOV. 4
PROGRAM #5 — 1 p.m.
The ocean itself is transformed into a villain in this drama from Germany, as one woman realizes she cannot save a group of shipwrecked refugees.
PROGRAM #6 — 4 p.m.
El Último Traje (The Last Suit)
A comedic drama from Argentina that follows an aging Holocaust survivor’s journey to reunite with a long lost friend in Poland.
PROGRAM #7 — 7 p.m.
An innovative crime thriller and Oscar contender from Denmark that captures the tension in a police officer’s moral and ethical codes.