The CineCulture film series continues this weekend with the 2016 Fresno Film Festival Nov. 11-13 at the historic Tower Theatre.

Presented with Fresno Filmworks, the festival features eight exclusive feature-length movies from 15 countries, including special filmmaker appearances, social gatherings, and Q&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,” 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&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 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 starting soon online and at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave. http://fresnofilmworks.org/film/2016-fresno-film-festival/

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Husain, professor and club adviser, at mhusain@csufresno.edu, or visit the CineCulture website.