The locally produced film "Pesadilla de Un Sueño" ("Nightmare of a Dream") will premier at 7 p.m. Friday at Fresno Memorial Auditorium, 2425 Fresno St.
The movie was written and directed by Jess M. Gonzalez, former program and creative director at Univision 21. It was filmed in Fresno, Reedley, Madera Ranchos, Visalia, Cayuma Valley and Los Angeles during the summer of 2013. Because the cast of 80 featured many first-time actors, eight weeks of acting classes and rehearsals preceded the filming.
The primarily Spanish-language film tells the story of two young women — driven by their dream to open a beauty shop — who decide to illegally cross the border. Their plans turn into a nightmare because of their smugglers. A chance meeting 20 years later, in a beauty shop in Fresno, brings back the sordid details of that tragic night.
The cast includes Fabiola Delgadillo, Maria Iniguez, Reyna J. Rodriguez and Jesus Arias.
The movie has English subtitles.
General admission tickets are $10. You can also purchase a VIP ticket for $25 that includes a reception prior to the screening. Call (559) 776-5591 to order tickets.