Wild Tales

Times:

  • 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • Friday, June 12, 2015

Where:

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

Synopsis

Filmworks presents the internationally acclaimed Argentine social satire “Wild Tales,” an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. This anthology drama weaves together six standalone stories about vengeance and getting even. Filmmaker Damián Szifron, a veteran TV director and screenwriter, says the movie is a commentary on Western capitalism, which works as “a sort of transparent cage that reduces our sensitivity and distorts our bonds with others.” His movie presents a group of individuals who live within this cage without being aware of its existence, volatile characters who thrive by living on the edge and walking a thin but wickedly funny line between civilization and barbarism. Produced by noted Spanish filmmaker brothers Augustín and Pedro Almodóvar, and with a score by award-winning musician and composer Gustavo Santaolalla. In Spanish, with English subtitles.

Director: Damián Szifron
Argentina/Spain • 122 minutes • Rated R

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Filmworks thanks Jewel FM 99.3, The Fresno Bee, Vida en el Valle, and Stella Artois for their ongoing support.

Reviews

"This Oscar-nominated anthology has the humor and bitter irony of an issue of EC Comics, in which horror and crime tales often — but not always — hinged on the morality and ethics of their characters. Usually, the bad guys got what they deserved by the end, with gruesome, funny comeuppances that matched the gravity of their crimes. That's not always the case in 'Wild Tales.'" — Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald
"There is more invention, more joy in storytelling, more attitude, more originality, and more energy in any 15 minutes of 'Wild Tales' than in three-quarters of the movies that get released." — Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"This Oscar-nominated anthology has the humor and bitter irony of an issue of EC Comics, in which horror and crime tales often — but not always — hinged on the morality and ethics of their characters. Usually, the bad guys got what they deserved by the end, with gruesome, funny comeuppances that matched the gravity of their crimes. That's not always the case in 'Wild Tales.'" — Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald
"There is more invention, more joy in storytelling, more attitude, more originality, and more energy in any 15 minutes of 'Wild Tales' than in three-quarters of the movies that get released." — Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

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