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Fresno Filmworks presents the Argentine social satire "Wild Tales" at the historic Tower Theatre. An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this anthology drama weaves together six standalone stories about vengeance and getting even. Filmmaker Damián Szifron, a veteran TV director and screenwriter, says the movie is a commentary on Western capitalism, which works as "a sort of transparent cage that reduces our sensitivity and distorts our bonds with others." His movie presents a group of individuals who live within this cage without being aware of its existence, volatile characters who thrive by living on the edge and walking a thin but wickedly funny line between civilization and barbarism. Produced by noted Spanish filmmaker brothers Augustín and Pedro Almodóvar, and with a score by award-winning musician and composer Gustavo Santaolalla. In Spanish, with English subtitles. Rated R. 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. Go online to FresnoFilmworks.org for tickets and details.