Fresno Filmworks presents "Caesar Must Die" at the Tower Theatre.
5:30 PM & 8:30PM
The Tower Theatre
815 East Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA, 93728
March 8, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Fresno Filmworks presents "Caesar Must Die" at the Tower Theatre. The Hollywood Reporter calls this Italian drama "a fascinating encounter between theater and reality." Winner of the prestigious Golden Bear prize at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival, the movie follows a group of real-life convicts as they rehearse for a performance of Shakespeare's tragedy "Julius Caesar." Rebibbia Prison in Rome serves as the theater, as the prisoners compete for roles, immerse themselves in the study of their characters, and carry with them the anxieties and hopes of performers back to their cells each night after rehearsals. As the inmates struggle with the exasperation of being incarcerated, their angry confrontations put the show in danger. On the anticipated opening night, the play is a success. But one inmate sums up the bittersweet experience: "Since I have known art, this cell has turned into a prison." Directed by famed Italian filmmaker brothers Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani. In Italian, with English subtitles. Advance tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors, and they can be purchased by check or cash at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave. Tickets and details are available at FresnoFilmworks.org or at (559) 960-7032.