In an effort to support community art making, celebrate local stories, and feature homegrown filmmaking talent, Fresno Filmworks presents an exclusive program of five short films with Central Valley connections. After the films, join visiting filmmakers to talk about their work. Discussion moderated by Filmworks advisory board member Jefferson Beavers.
Assistive listening services are not available for these films.
Fresno Arts Council
The Blessing and the Curse
The inspiring story of folk, Americana, and rockabilly musician Lance Canales, who rose from humble Central California farmworker beginnings to prominence in the international music scene.
Directed by David Kennedy. 5 minutes. USA.
A 10-year-old girl rebels against the rules of her futuristic society, where girls can only interact with the color pink and boys with the color blue.
Directed by Annie Villalobos. 10 minutes. USA.
Amidst a devastating opioid epidemic, a needle exchange and free clinic operates in the shadows of Fresno, California.
Directed by Elivia Shaw. 17 minutes. USA.
What Ana Knew
Sixteen-year-old Ana is faced with pressure from her family to keep a secret from her ailing grandmother in this intergenerational drama about an Armenian American family.
Directed by Zoë Smurr. 14 minutes. USA.
In this snappy spoken-word short film saturated in primary colours, a woman recites an unrequited goodbye to her ex-boyfriend’s red watch.
Directed by David Kennedy. 4 minutes. USA.