One Million Steps

Thin Line: One Million Steps presents Turkish anguish through tap dance

Maybe you’re out, just a good night out on the town. Maybe you’re with someone, someone special. Maybe y’all go get a drink, a bite to eat, or catch a movie. Or, maybe you find a quiet place, an old skating rink’s parking lot or a hilltop overlooking the city. The stars and the moon […]

Published on: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

ave rats

Thin Line: Ave Rats Lost Downtown demonstrates navigating life in tough times

Ave Rats Lost Downtown, is a short documentary by Christopher Schlumpf, exhibits the homeless youth of Seattle, Washington. It follows a couple of people, and their struggles with homelessness, and particularly speaking, these people live on 4th Ave. The scenes of the film show the contrast of the richer parts of Seattle to its slums. […]

Published on: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Radio Orson

Thin Line: Radio Orson

I’m reminded of Little Orphan Annie. Not literally, because I wasn’t alive when it was one of most popular radio programs for kids. In fact, I don’t really even have a reference to it other than Ralphie from “A Christmas Story.” Old Ralphie is remembering his childhood, around 1940, when he would sit by the […]

Published on: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

the man with four legs

Thin Line: The Man with Four Legs illustrates a surreal tragedy

If you’re into plot-twisting thrillers, I highly recommend The Man with Four Legs, directed and written by Ed Christmas. It trails three young documentarists who are trying to closely follow a schizophrenic man who calls himself James Davis. He has a mysterious gash in his head, and claims to know a woman who does not […]

Published on: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Time Simply Passes

Thin Line: Time Simply Passes looks at justice for a hopeful man

When wrongfully convicted of killing his own seven children, James Richardson faces the death penalty. However, he is released a whopping 21 years later after he is finally proven innocent. Time Simply Passes is a compelling documentary that unveils Richardson’s story of receiving justice, through a 47-year process. James is a small town migrant accused of poisoning […]

Published on: Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Life on Bitcoin

Thin Line: Life on Bitcoin

It’s no secret that we live in a digital world. We can watch TV on our phones whenever we want, or keep track of far we’ve walked throughout the day on our watches. Mailing physical letters has been outdated for a while now, but the ease and quickness at which emails can be shared now […]

Published on: Tue, Feb 09, 2016

busking turf wars

Thin Line: Busking Turf Wars shows hardships of improv buskers

Let’s start this with two definitions: busk [buhsk] 1. Chiefly British. to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place. documentary [dok-yuh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] 1. Movies, television. Based on or re-creating an actual event, era, life story, etc., that purports to be factually accurate and contains no fictional elements. Busking Turf Wars is […]

Published on: Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Eat White Dirt

Thin Line: Eat White Dirt squashes misconceptions of kaolin

If you want to learn about people eating rock-like minerals, make sure to catch the short film, Eat White Dirt at the Thin Line Film Fest. It is a new eyebrow-raising concept I had never heard of: eating a mineral called kaolin. It shows many people of the south who enjoy consuming this white dirt. […]

Published on: Mon, Feb 08, 2016


Thin Line: Re-Kill shows one method of zombie apocalypse survival

Move over, Vampires! Zombies are the new “it” monsters. At this point, most people are referring to the end of days as the zombie apocalypse. Of course, I don’t think most of us actually believe that there is a virus that can bring the dead back to life as flesh-eating psychos that can pass said […]

Published on: Mon, Feb 08, 2016

book_black_girl book cover - from Shay Youngblood's website

Finding warmth in the woods

On a cold, wet and windy night, the confines of UNT on the Square present a welcoming warmth for its residents. But simple shelter from the weather is not the function it should be most appreciated for. It’s the nights, such as during the Denton Black Film Festival, when those who find their way into […]

Published on: Mon, Feb 08, 2016



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