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Fresno Filmworks screens ‘The Great Man’

War, immigration and friendship are themes in Sarah Leonor’s “The Great Man,” this month’s Fresno Filmworks offering. Two French Foreign Legion soldiers stationed in Afghanistan become close friends. But when their deployment is finished, one of them – an undocumented Chechen immigrant – is dishonorably discharged and left adrift in Paris, struggling to care for a 10-year-old son he barely knows. Manohla Dargis of The New York Times calls the film “an emotionally affecting and gently political exploration of identity, trauma and the limits of empathy.” Not rated. Details: 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave. $10, $8 students and seniors.

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‘Pan’ eventually peters out

It seems that Peter Pan not only won’t grow up, he won’t go away. It was bad enough sitting through a season of the TV series “Once Upon a Time” that dealt with the back story of the ageless hero from the J.M. Barrie book and suffering through the TV musical adaptation with Christopher Walken turning Capt. Hook into a stumbling hoofer.

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