I Dream In Another Language

Times:

  • 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017

Where:

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

Synopsis

Fresno Filmworks presents “I Dream in Another Language”, a film that explores language as a living, breathing and evolving part of humanity. Ernesto Contreras’ fourth film follows a university researcher as he travels to a small tropical village in Mexico in hopes of recording and preserving a nearly extinct language called Zikril. When he finds that the only two remaining speakers are sworn enemies, he’ll have to figure out a way to get the two men to speak to each other. Starring Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, José Manuel Poncelis and Eligio Meléndez. Presented with English subtitles. Assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Ernesto Contreras
Mexico, Netherlands • 103 minutes • Not rated
Distributor: The Film Collaborative (TFC)

SCREENING SPONSOR:
Center for Creativity and the Arts – Fresno State

Reviews

"Contreras’ film uniquely honors the memories and experience embodied in our elders — which it is our responsibility to preserve, and their prerogative to take to their graves, if they so desire." — Peter Debruge, Variety
"'Dream' is engagingly directed, and the convincing nature of its performances, plus the gentle, straight-ahead nature of Contreras' work, keeps us convinced whenever the story ventures into one-step-beyond territory." — Kenneth Turan, LA Times
"Contreras’ film uniquely honors the memories and experience embodied in our elders — which it is our responsibility to preserve, and their prerogative to take to their graves, if they so desire." — Peter Debruge, Variety
"'Dream' is engagingly directed, and the convincing nature of its performances, plus the gentle, straight-ahead nature of Contreras' work, keeps us convinced whenever the story ventures into one-step-beyond territory." — Kenneth Turan, LA Times

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