Blog Archive

Fri

Dec 29

2017

DBFF: Marital tit for tat spat in Potato Potahto

Potato Potahto pits a Nigerian couple in a split home, torn by divorce. In the crossover space of the kitchen, they end up sharing the same food unawares, after interventions by unsuspecting household help. He adds sugar, and she adds honey, but does that difference in preference mean they can’t sip tea together? Ghanaian director […]

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Wed

Dec 27

2017

DBFF: Talking heads, dancing hands

Enjoy black speech on the silver screen and live at the Denton Black Film Festival A single word can pack a powerful punch. It can sweep you off your feet. It can transport you to a world miles away, years distant. A handful of words scattered into the wind can settle around your feet and […]

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Sun

Jan 29

2017

Denton Black Film Festival’s Spoken Word

Vibrant verbs at Spoken Word Open Mic No microphone was necessary for most at the Open Mic on Saturday night. In the already intimate space of the Point Bank Black Box Theatre, draped with floor-length curtains, the small audience was enclosed into the web of words woven by the spoken word artists. The hostess, wearing […]

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Thu

Jan 19

2017

DBFF: Baseball provides life lessons in Take Me Out

Take Me Out A street peddler whistles the familiar tune, and a young boy eagerly yanks on his father’s sleeve. “Can we go see it, pop? Oh, please will you take me out to the ball game?” It’s usually the kid, I imagine, begging the parent to watch or play sports. “Take Me Out” opens […]

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Wed

Jan 18

2017

DBFF: Priyanth motivates through fear, Rise Up shows story of MLK and Malcolm X

Priyanath If I were to tell you that something terrible will happen in the next paragraph that will make the rest of your life miserable, and that you absolutely must NOT read it, what would you do? (Last warning, with creepy background music.) Of course you read on, for you must find out for yourself. […]

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