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Thin Line Review: Sweethearts of the Gridiron

As a kid, I loved parades. Big floats rolled slowly past the station wagon where my brother and sisters and I sat on the open tailgate. Sometimes, sparkly people riding on floats threw candy, and we scurried with scores of other kids to grab as many little candies as our pockets could hold. Happy…

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Thin Line: Day Three

I'm sitting in a Denton coffee house, Banter. It's mid-day Friday afternoon and all is quiet on the square. The first film is at 3:00pm, one my festival faves, Poverty, Inc. and I'm just killin' some time before heading back to Campus Theater. Looking around Banter at the photographs hanging on the…

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Thin Line: Midlake: Live in Denton, TX

Tonight. TONIGHT! It has finally arrived...opening night of the Thin Line Film Fest. I've got my vacay time approved, bags are packed and loaded; I am Denton bound the second the clock strikes 5:00pm! 4 straight days of films, photography and MUSIC....and ohhhh the music! I am a self-admitted music…

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What is the Thin Line?

There is a thin line between love and hate, humor and sarcasm, genius and madness. These are just some of many idioms in the English language that refer to a thin line as a reference point. What is a thin line exactly? After google search results delivered scores of “thin line betweens,” I stumbled…

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Thin Line: Poverty, Inc.

When I was choosing my Thin Line films, I was especially excited about Poverty, Inc. Just watching the preview, I felt my heartrate increase and small surge of excitement course through my body. I’ll be honest, I’m 33 years old and I’m still trying to work out my “calling”. I work in logistics. I…

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Transcend at Thin Line

As I browsed the titles for this year’s Thin Line Fest documentaries, one caught my eye immediately. The first words in the description for Transcend were, “long-distance running.” That’s all I needed to read to know that my husband and I would both want to add this one to our must-see list for…

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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…

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Thin Line: Finding Faulkner

If you’ve ever sat in front of a computer screen chasing hints offered up by little, shaking, green leaves, this is the documentary for you. Frustrated by dead ends on Ancestry.com, Sharie Vance packs up her aging father (Bobby Faulkner) and takes off on an across the country trek to find…

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“Midlake: Live in Denton Texas” Review

Most Dentonites have heard of our town’s beloved Midlake. Interestingly enough, Midlake was originally signed to a European label before they were signed to an American label and thus their greatest concentration of fans are still believed in to be in Europe. So it is forgivable if you haven’t…

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