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Films about San Francisco and its Environs

'Fremont' comes to San Francisco theaters ...
Greg Quist

By Anita Katz | Special to the Examiner

Aug 23, 2023 Updated 23 hrs ago

New film set in the city of Fremont and SF fortune cookie factory

“Fremont,” a deadpan comedy set in that Bay Area city and nearby San Francisco, depicts displacement and longing through the story of a young refugee who reaches out to the world in a novel way: through fortune cookies.

The film, a hit at this year’s SFFILM and Sundance festivals, opens in Bay Area theaters this week.

“I wanted to focus on the humanity of people,” says Babak Jalali, who directed and co-wrote (with Carolina Cavalli) this tale of connection and healing. Comedy is an essential part of that approach, he adds.

'Fremont' comes to San Francisco theaters this week


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