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DBFF: Shorts Tell Stories We Don’t Get Anywhere Else

Don’t judge a film by its length. The shorts at this year’s Denton Black Film Festival shine a light on unheralded heroes, silenced voices and topics otherwise unexplored on film or in television. Here is a rundown of four such shorts to add to your festival viewing list this month. Roxë15, directed…

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DBFF: “The Mayor’s Race” is a Timely Political Tale

"The Mayor’s Race” by Loraine Blumenthal, is a documentary centered on Marvin Rees and his goal to become the first African American mayor in the United Kingdom. Born a mixed-race child in the ghettos of Bristol, Marvin Rees experienced violence and poverty his whole life. Armed with a terrific…

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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…

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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 is a Drag"…

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