Support The Girls

Times:

  • 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • Friday, September 14, 2018

Where:

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

Synopsis

Fresno Filmworks presents  “Support the Girls”, a comedy written and directed by Andrew Bujalski. When the motherly and protective Lisa (Regina Hall) becomes the manager of a highway-side “sports bar with curves” she’ll do anything to protect her young female employees. Despite imposing a strong zero-tolerance policy against disrespectful customers and growing to love the restaurant, her optimism and faith in herself become tested when she encounters her toughest day on the job yet. Starring Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson and Shayna McHayle. Assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Andrew Bujalski
USA •  90 minutes • R
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures


Filmworks thanks K-Jewel 105.5 FM, The Fresno Bee, Vida en el Valle, and Stella Artois for their ongoing support.

Reviews

"Hall’s performance — tender, tough, empathetic, controlled — crumples from tears to laughter in a blink. It’s phenomenal, and even in her character’s small triumphs, she never lets the audience forget that women like Lisa have long since stopped hoping for a Hollywood-style happy ending." — Amy Nicholson, Variety
"An easygoing hangout film that will ring true for anyone who has worked in the service industry, it continues the filmmaker's streak of making movies that have few obvious common denominators besides empathy for types of characters who rarely get it." — John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter
"Hall’s performance — tender, tough, empathetic, controlled — crumples from tears to laughter in a blink. It’s phenomenal, and even in her character’s small triumphs, she never lets the audience forget that women like Lisa have long since stopped hoping for a Hollywood-style happy ending." — Amy Nicholson, Variety
"An easygoing hangout film that will ring true for anyone who has worked in the service industry, it continues the filmmaker's streak of making movies that have few obvious common denominators besides empathy for types of characters who rarely get it." — John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter

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