WILD TALES: June 12, 5:30 & 8:30



CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: WILD TALES: June 12, 5:30 & 8:30: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO

WILD TALES: June 12, 5:30 & 8:30

Barbarism. Unrequited love. Passion. Madness. All are woven together in dramatic and unexpected ways in the Argentine social satire “Wild Tales,” the latest presentation by Fresno Filmworks at the historic Tower Theatre, on June 12.


The movie, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, plays as an anthology film—six standalone stories that are woven together by the theme of vengeance and getting even. Filmmaker Damián Szifron, a veteran TV director and screenwriter, says “Wild Tales” 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 walk a thin but wickedly funny line between civilization and barbarism.

The film, produced by noted Spanish filmmaker brothers Augustín and Pedro Almodóvar, features a lush, cinematic score by musician and composer Gustavo Santaolalla, who won Oscars for Best Original Score in 2005 for Brokeback Mountain and in 2006 for Babel. In Spanish with English subtitles, Rated R, 122 minutes.

As part of its community outreach program, this month Filmworks has invited members of the Fresno Alliance for Boys and Men of Color to attend the screening free of charge. The Fresno BMOC is a coalition of youth, community organizations, foundations, and leaders in government, education, public health, and law enforcement who are committed to improving the life and chances of California’s boys and young men of color.


Tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Visit http://FresnoFilmworks.org 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: http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/


Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu

(Club President Tom Boroujeni at farrokh@mail.fresnostate.edu