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DBFF: Late Night Shorts Worth Staying Up For

The Denton Black Film Festival’s late night shorts are a raucous laugh riot. But don’t take them for granted: while these shorts are often hilarious, their quality is seriously high. Here’s a rundown of this year’s late night shorts — a slate of humorous, raunchy, must-see movies. Viewer discretion is advised. Blue Diamonds It’s an […]

Published on: Wed, Jan 16, 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 […]

Published on: Tue, Jan 15, 2019

DBFF: Bluegrass Band Reclaims Their Roots in Superb “Don’t Get Trouble In Your Mind”

Bluegrass probably isn’t the first type of music you associate with prestige. When you think of Grammy-winning tunes, you probably think of catchy melodies and poppy beats, not banjos, kazoos, fiddles and beatboxing. But don’t get it twisted: The Carolina Chocolate Drops earned every award they’ve ever won — and then some. “Don’t Get Trouble […]

Published on: Mon, Jan 14, 2019

#Dentoning this week – Jan. 14, 2019

There’s always something happening in Denton! Our town is filled to the brim with creativity, unique stores and restaurants, talented musicians and it grows each and every day! Here’s what’s happening this week in Denton so you can plan your #Dentoning. MONDAY, JANUARY 14th DISCOVER DENTON WELCOME CENTER Morning Announcements LIVE MUSIC Open Mic Night […]

Published on: Mon, Jan 14, 2019

DBFF: Alaska is A Drag: An Arctic Journey Toward Hope

In one of the most deliciously ironic ways possible, one thing we all have in common is a sense of not belonging. At some point in our lives, we may have felt out of place. I’m no different; and neither is the film “Alaska is a Drag.”  What makes films like director Shaz Bennett’s “Alaska […]

Published on: Sat, Jan 12, 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 […]

Published on: Fri, Jan 11, 2019

DBFF: Bruce is a Tale of Arrested Development, Rock Bottom, and Redemption

The titular anti-hero of “Bruce” has a problem. Actually, Bruce has a lot of problems — most of them stemming from his own self-destructive and narcissistic tendencies. It’s up to the viewer to sit with bated breath, wondering how the protagonist of this dark comedy will ever work things out. By contrast, the primary creator […]

Published on: Thu, Jan 10, 2019

DBFF: “16 Bars” Highlights Intimate Inmate Stories Through Undiscovered Musical Talent

Behind white walls and barred doors stands a man who is no stranger to performing. Without a beat or a musical instrument to back him up, he raps through a quick verse as the audience gives him hopeful gazes. It is clear that his lyrics have an impact on his audience, and with each word, […]

Published on: Wed, Jan 09, 2019

DBFF: “Black, White & US” Shines a Light on Racism’s Familial Impact

“Black, White & Us” is as interesting as its director’s name. Made by Loki Mulholland (who directed An Uncomfortable Truth, the Best Documentary Feature winner at the 2018 Denton Black Film Festival), the film deftly explores racism through the lens of transracial adoptions in Utah. A transracial adoption is best defined as when parents decide […]

Published on: Tue, Jan 08, 2019

#Dentoning this week – January 7, 2019

There’s always something happening in Denton! Our town is filled to the brim with creativity, unique stores and restaurants, talented musicians and it grows each and every day! Here’s what’s happening this week in Denton so you can plan your #Dentoning. MONDAY, JANUARY 7th DISCOVER DENTON WELCOME CENTER Morning Announcements ART EXHIBITS UNT Sculpture Exhibition […]

Published on: Mon, Jan 07, 2019

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