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Mon

Jan 30

2017

DBFF: Poetry Slam showcases a Night of Emotions

Last night, I had the privilege to go to Denton Black Film Festival’s “Poetry Slam” at the Black Box Theater. I have never been to any kind of poetry slam, so I was bubbling with excitement and anticipation to attend. Unsurprisingly, the buildup was worth it, because it exceeded my expectations. This festival never seems […]

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Mon

Jan 23

2017

DBFF: Behind Closed Doors, Reach uncover emotions and define freedom

Behind Closed Doors “Behind Closed Doors” is a great short film that will be showing at the Denton Black Film Festival. It is written by accredited filmmaker Max Cole with the help of Makeda Hardy, about a couple who attempt to wrap their minds around the fact that their son has told them that he […]

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Sat

Jan 21

2017

DBFF: Life Is Too Short shows the importance of appreciating life

If you’re scouting for a film amongst the Denton Black Film Festival that makes you reflect, I would highly recommend watching “Life is Too Short.” This drama feature, directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Antoine Allen and co-written with Marquis C. Mosley, sheds light on the lives of five New Yorkers who are blind to […]

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Thu

Feb 11

2016

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. […]

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Wed

Feb 10

2016

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 […]

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Tue

Feb 09

2016

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 […]

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Mon

Feb 08

2016

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. […]

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Fri

Jan 29

2016

DBFF: Ayanda shows an Unlikely Story Hidden Behind the Lens

By Krystal Jimenez Ayanda, directed by Sara Blecher, depicts a bright eyed 21-year-old Ayanda, who aspires to keep the memory of her late father present by working in his mechanic garage. She enjoys to recycle and rebirth objects she finds into new furniture. Her story is shown through the lens of photographer and aspiring filmmaker, […]

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Thu

Jan 28

2016

DBFF: King of Guangzhou – A Ticket to a New Life

By Krystal Jimenez When you hear the phrase “racial tension,” China is not the first thing that comes to mind. The narrative short drama, King of Guangzhou, directed and written by Quester Hannah, portrays a Nigerian man named Adede who lives in China with his wife under serious racial strains. When faced with deportation, Adede […]

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Wed

Jan 27

2016

DBFF: Black Girl in Paris: A Not-So-Glamorous Reality

By Krystal Jimenez Denton’s Black Film Festival is amongst us and the town is buzzing with excitement, eager to binge on the culture-rich shows. I had the delight of watching “Black Girl in Paris” which is based on the book by local artist and Dentonite, Shay Youngblood. This short drama follows a young woman’s struggle […]

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