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Win tickets to: Fresno Filmworks double feature

GimmeTheLoot-poster-web-275x425 Fresno Filmworks has built an audience by filling the void created by the city’s cineplex monopoly. The group screens first-run films (both international and American, both feature and documentary) that would otherwise get delegated to the Netflix cue (or Amazon Prime, I suppose). The films tend toward the unconventional (for those with blockbuster tastes) and the venue is no multiplex. JohnnyX-poster-web-275x425

Like, you can order a scotch in the lobby. And drink it. In the theater.

For June, Filmworks is pushing even those boundaries some, with its first ever double feature. That’s two different independent films in one night. The award-winning independent comedy “Gimme The Loot,” will screen at 5:30 p.m., followed by the campy B-movie throwback “The Ghastly Love of Johnny X,” at 8 p.m.

As a bonus, “Johnny X” director Paul Bunnell, star Will Keenan, costume designer Kristina West and executive producer Mark Willoughby will be on hand after the screening to talk about the film.

As a double bonus, there will be an after-party at The Voice Shop. Admission is free with a ticket stub from either program. There will be music, snacks and a cash bar.

Filmworks has generously offered us tickets to give away to our readers. To enter, simple leave a comment below telling us what’s the best movie you’ve seen Filmworks present (I particularly liked “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson”). The contest will close at noon, June 13. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email.

We will give out one pair of tickets to each show, so be sure to tell us which you’d like to see.

You can read more about each film over at the Filmwork’s Film Forum blog. Check out the film trailers (and the full contest rules) below.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "Win tickets to: Fresno Filmworks double feature"

Iris Duarte says:

Hard to choose. So many great movies to pick from!!!

Jasmine says:

Chicken With Plums is the first that comes to mind. Beautiful movie.

Em says:

Paris-Manhattan was an unexpected highlight recently.

Stephen says:

Farmer John was good, but I think I always have to lean on the Oscar’s shorts.

Craig Miller says:

Just reciently….Be Kind…Rewind.

PTolentino says:


Quentin Sanford says:

Urbanized, Monsiuer Lazhar, Turn Me On Damnit!, Le Havre

Shawn Gadberry says:

Favorite thing I’ve seen Fresno Filmworks present? There have been many great films, but for me, finally getting to see the original “PSYCHO” on the big screen was just AWESOME!

And, as for which movie I’d like to see… Hello? “The Ghastly Love of Johnny X” of course! I am so thrilled it’s finally coming to town!

Janet says:

There has been soo many great films….Be Kind Rewind was so funny!!!!

Belle says:

Turn Me On Damnit..loved this movie!

B says:

I especially love the Film Festivals when one has a chance to see a variety of unique films.

luis solis says:

Be kind…rewind was funny. I’d like to try the ghastly love of johnny x

Brianna says:

the birds!

Kristy says:

Each film each month is great! I’d love to go this week!

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