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Tue

Jan 15

2019

DBFF: College Shorts Series Shows the Future of Film is Strong

The Denton Black Film Festival has established itself as a draw for veteran filmmakers, but it also provides a platform for up-and-comers. This year, three short films by college directors proves you don’t need a big budget or decades of experience to make a memorable film. Here’s a rundown of thee can’t-miss college shorts, courtesy […]

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Fri

Jan 11

2019

DBFF: 1 Angry Black Man Explores Identity Via Revered Voices

“You write in order to change the world. If you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.” — James Baldwin Mike Anderson is a soon-to be college graduate attending the liberal corridors of Frost College, a fictional university nestled in the hills of New England. Like […]

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Mon

Apr 16

2018

THIN LINE: Sunrise Storyteller lifts up the soul

In a world of suffering and conflict, a Canadian teenager makes positivity her mission. In the documentary Sunrise Storyteller, Kasha Sequoia Slavner is not an ordinary teenager; in fact she’s extraordinary.  As a child living in a one-parent home, she learned the challenges of disadvantage. To change her narrative, Slavner sets out on an inspirational journey. With the help of a couple of fundraisers, Slavner finds herself on the other side of the world. In the many countries she visits, […]

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Thu

Apr 12

2018

THIN LINE: Between the Shades discusses labels and their importance

Between the Shades, Directed by Jill Salvino Sexuality and gender can be fluid, but in a world obsessed with labels how do we identify? Between the Shades tackles the complexities of labeling sexuality. It is an insightful look at the power labels have on our perceptions of each other and ourselves. Do they box us in or do they provide us with freedom? Director Jill […]

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Wed

Apr 11

2018

THIN LINE: Out of State showcases finding your true identity

Water is often a symbolic representation of rebirth. It washes our bodies, and sometimes even cleanses our souls. In Out of State, we follow a man’s journey to redemption. Like, a fish swimming upstream, David must find a way to the other side. Out of State, directed by Ciara Lacy, is the story of a […]

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Sun

Jan 28

2018

DBFF: Laughing on with the fest’s first comedy show

The Denton Black Film Festival has been a tremendous display of artistic talent, and was a wonderful example of a community coming together to create a masterpiece. Last night, I had the pleasure of attending one of my favorite acts so far! The Comedy Laugh On managed not only to keep me laughing, but also […]

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Wed

Jan 24

2018

DBFF: Word is Bond explores hip-hop lyricists and their raps

Word is Bond is a documentary filmed by Sacha Jenkins that explores the importance of lyricism in a genre rooted in the strength and struggle of its people.  It is a language crafted by poets, which went on to transform history. While the film is largely about the creative process, it is mostly about how […]

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Thu

Jan 11

2018

DBFF: Women’s Short Film Block covers all the emotions

The women’s short film block challenges how we feel about love, self-worth, and expression. Each director tells a unique story about the human experience. All serve to highlight the different challenges we feel just trying to exist. Viewers are bound to find at least one film that speaks to them on a personal level. If […]

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