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 is gay.

Behind Closed Doors posterThis bold and modern film reveals the divergent emotions between the mother and father. This film brings up real questions that may arise out of some parents in similar situations. It speaks to something important about relevant events that are happening in homes across the nation.

Some of the questions posed are ones that I have personally never thought of, so I saw the film as a form as a new perspective for some, but identifiable one for many. This film walks us through the stages of feelings and arguments between the parents. If this is something that may speak to you as a parent or child, I would consider catching this film.

Behind Closed Doors runs 9 minutes and will be shown Saturday, January 28 at 9:30 p.m. during Film Block 11 with the Texas premiere of Forgiving Chris Brown and other shorts The Closet, Color Blues, Forgotten Sunset and Underneath the Grey as part of Denton Black Film Festival. To purchase tickets at the online box office, click here.


Reach posterAnother short film you can catch at the Denton Black Film Festival is “Reach” directed by Ejaniia Clayton. Make sure to listen closely throughout this film. It gives quotes from people such as James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Nina Simone. This artistic film speaks on freedom and standing up through fragments of these quotes.

This moving, and reflective film breaks ground on what it is like to live as a black American in yesterday’s and today’s westernized society.

Both “Behind Closed Doors”, and “Reach” are gems amongst Denton’s Black Film Festival that dig deep, and offer something to think about after the credits roll.

Reach runs 3 minutes and will be shown Friday, January 27 at 1 p.m. during Film Block 1 with other college short films such as CreamSterile; Two Scoops; Ball Is Life; Same Fruit, Different Tree; On Time and Trouble Man as part of Denton Black Film Festival. To purchase tickets at the online box office, click here.