Presented with Fresno Filmworks, the festival includes eight exclusive, feature-length movies from 15 countries and will include filmmaker appearances, social gatherings and Q-and-A discussions.
Friday, Nov. 11
- 7 p.m. — “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble,” a celebration of the universal power of music, with opening night reception to follow.
Saturday, Nov. 12
- 11 a.m. — “Heidi,” a new adaptation of the classic story.
- 2 p.m. — “A Man Called Ove,” the humorous, heartwarming best-selling novel comes to life.
- 5:45 p.m. — “Sand Storm,” a Sundance Award-winning Bedouin family drama.
- 8 p.m. — “The Carer,” a heartwarming story of an aged actor and his young caretaker bonding over Shakespeare, features Q and A with director János Edelényi.
Sunday, Nov. 13
- 1 p.m. — “The Olive Tree,” a granddaughter’s quest to save a beloved olive tree.
- 4 p.m. — “Speed Sisters,” shattering stereotypes, this film is about a Palestinian women’s race car team.
- 7 p.m. — “Neruda,” a manhunt for the acclaimed Chilean politician and poet, with a special appearance by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.
Tickets for individual programs cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors; festival passes cost $50. Tickets and passes can be purchased online and at the Tower Theatre box office (815 E. Olive Ave.).