Blog Archive

Tue

Feb 09

2016

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 […]

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Mon

Feb 08

2016

Thin Line: The Jones Family will get you out of your seat

First, see The Jones Family Will Make a Way, if for nothing else for the music. I first watched it on my iPad. I can’t wait to see it on the big screen! It’s a whole bunch of Gospel shake, rattle and roll. I have always loved the Gospel Tent at JazzFest in New Orleans. This is […]

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Tue

Feb 02

2016

Thin Line: Where We Stand shows efforts of LDS feminists

Where We Stand provides a fascinating look into part of a culture of which we rarely get a glimpse: The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints (LDS). Abby Hansen is a young mother and wife in a devout LDS family and community. Abby grew up within the teachings and doctrine of the church, […]

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Mon

Feb 01

2016

Thin Line: Written On Water illustrates current Ogallala groundwater struggle

Written On Water is a somewhat bleak look at the global depletion of ground water through the eyes of generational farmers on the Ogallala Aquifer of the high plains of Texas. The Ogallala Aquifer runs from Nebraska to the southern reaches of West Texas. While the subject is bleak, the landscape of the film is […]

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Wed

Sep 16

2015

The roots of “Geezerpalooza”/Industrial Street Pop Festival

Denton IS music and the musical roots run deep. Much of that has to do with world-renowned music school at what was NTSU…now UNT. The alumni who passed through that school and either remained in Denton or moved on to other things (notice, I DID NOT say “bigger and better”) are numerous and varied. Other […]

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Sun

Feb 22

2015

Thin Line……..Plan now for 2016!!

The coolness of Denton is built around its people…..pure and simple. Denton is full of creatives, geniuses, talents, curmudgeons, miscreants……and class. From its music, to its performance art, its photography, its festivals, its street parties, its holiday events and its universities, Denton is a year round, target-rich environment for amazingness. Thin Line Fest ends today […]

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Mon

Feb 16

2015

Thin Line: Alex & Ali, Directed by Malachi Leopold

This film is a fascinating symphony of tragedy. It is a story of the relationship of two older gay men separated by time, culture, location, politics and fear. Alex and Ali met in Pre-revolutionary Iran. Alex was with the Peace Corp and met Ali through his work there. Alex became a valued friend of Ali’s […]

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Thu

Feb 12

2015

Thin Line: LIMO RIDE

This documentary is about one long night in Alabama of sex, bad decisions, drugs, frat boy behavior, alcohol, adolescent behavior, juvenile behavior, bad behavior, hard living and debauchery. With that said, I was drawn to this film, embarrassingly, like a drive by car wreck. I’m all for experiencing most things once. I’m happy this film […]

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Wed

Feb 11

2015

Cardboard Titanics: Smart People Being Stupid

Cardboard Titanics: Smart People Being Stupid is a fun, 15 minute Thin Line short film highlighting nothing of social, ecological, philosophical, or political importance. Rather, it covers a delightfully silly afternoon of a cardboard boat race, or more accurately, a cardboard boat survivability race. Rules of the race are simple. Only plain cardboard (no waterproofed […]

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Sat

Jan 31

2015

Thin Line — Midlake: Live in Denton, TX

Thin Line Film Festival is an integral part of the canvas of Denton. One thing that makes Thin Line so special is that it features international, regional and local documentaries. Midlake: Live in Denton, TX fits in the latter category and fits well. The film is essentially a concert film, a genre I am usually […]

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