THE WRECKING CREW: May 8, 5:30 & 8:45


CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: THE WRECKING CREW: May 8, 5:30 & 8:45: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

THE WRECKING CREW: May 8, 5:30 & 8:45

Post Screening Discussion Circle following the 5:30 featuring Denny Tedesco (Director)

After the early show, visiting filmmaker and director Denny Tedesco will speak about his father’s legacy and about the decades of inspiration behind the film. Based in Los Angeles, Tedesco has worked as a set designer, lighting technician and location producer. Discussion moderated by Dr. Mary Husain.


Fresno Filmworks will present one of the greatest underdog stories in documentary history: the story of “The Wrecking Crew,” the group of unsung musicians behind the most popular artists of a generation, including Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and more than a dozen icons of American pop music.


The movie, directed by first-time filmmaker Denny Tedesco, tells the behind-the-scenes tale of The Wrecking Crew, which included one of the greatest session guitarists in history, his father Tommy Tedesco. In the 1960s and early ’70s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to recordings made by The Wrecking Crew for six years in a row. The music they made defined the “West Coast Sound,” which became a dominant cultural force around the world. The film includes interviews with Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Herb Alpert, Glen Campbell, Gary Lewis, and Crew members themselves. Rated P.G. 101 minutes.


As part of its community outreach program, this month Filmworks has invited students  from vocal and instrumental music classes from the School of the Arts at Roosevelt High to attend the screening free of charge.


Tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Visit for full details.
CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).


CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance to your participation.


For further information about CineCulture:


Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at

(Club President Tom Boroujeni at