Fresno State’s CineCulture film series and Fresno Filmworks present “Pop Aye” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Tower Theatre (815 E. Olive Ave.).

“Pop Aye,” by Singapore-born filmmaker Kirsten Tan, is a road film about a disenchanted architect named Thana who bumps into his long-lost elephant, Pop Aye, on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand.

After buying the elephant, Thana decides to travel back to the farm where the two grew up together, hoping to make sense of his career and marital troubles. Traveling across Thailand, Thana and Pop Aye deal with countless mishaps and meet colorful characters along their life-changing journey.

Winner of the Special Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, “Pop Aye” is also the directorial and screenwriting debut of filmmaker Kirsten Tan. The film stars Penpak Sirikul, Thaneth Warakulnukroh and Bong the Elephant as Pop Aye.

“Pop Aye” is not yet rated, will be presented in Thai with English subtitles and is 102 minutes in length. Closed captioning and other assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Tickets are $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Visit for full details. INFO: Dr. Mary Husain at or visit the CineCulture website. See original press release.