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Where have all the good movies gone?

Hollywood has run out of creativity. So few movies this year have been original, not in the sense that they are lacking in creative story lines, but rather, they are mostly continuations, remakes, sequels or based on books. Even the ...

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Latin diversity within film festival

The third annual Latin American Film Festival kicked off Thursday with “Which Way Home.” This festival is organized by Dr. Annabella España-Najera, assistant professor of the department of Chicano & Latin American Studies. “I coordinate this festival. I think about ...

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Sankofa Black Film Festival aims to promote social awareness

The second-annual Sankofa Black Film Festival at Fresno State aims to spread knowledge of various issues in the black community. The film series, presented by the Africana Studies program, began Oct. 8 with the screening of “The Great Debaters,” and ...

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Fresno Filmworks takes over Tower Theatre

Independent film fans gather at the Tower Theatre every year for the Fresno Filmworks Film Festival to watch multicultural films from all over the world. This weekend, the festival will be taking place for the ninth time.

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Backcountry Film Festival presented at Fresno State

Snow-carved mountains, a foreboding silence and desolate landscapes appear across the screen. “How far can I push this before it pushes back?” asks the narrator before a quiet avalanche of snow begins to flood.

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Film Festival to highlight the empowerment of women in Persian and French cultures

A series of Persian short films will launch today for the first ever “International Persian and French Film Festival” that will be held on campus this weekend. The festival is part of “Women’s Herstory Month” and each of the films is by and about women.

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Reel Pride is back

Gay and lesbian film festival opens its 2010 season

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A Reel-flection of Diversity

Twenty years ago, in a lecture hall on the campus of California State University, Fresno, the Fresno Reel Pride Gay and Lesbian Film Festival began as a one day event. In the two decades since, while its size and reputation have grown, the goal of showing quality, independent films with a unique perspective in Fresno hasn’t changed.

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Fresno Filmworks – The ‘reel’ deal

The smell of golden popcorn kernels smothered in thick butter encompasses a large room barely lit by a huge screen. This same screen is projecting a film to dozens of eyes eager for the story that is about to unfold.

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“Chiles” — a graduate’s entry

Tyrone HuFF shot his first film back in the 10th grade —— but it wasn’t what he would call a masterpiece.

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