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Wed

Jan 23

2019

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 by Celia C. […]

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Tue

Jan 22

2019

DBFF: Short on Time, Long on Quality

A lot can happen in under 15 minutes. The shorts of Denton Black Film Festival prove that a film doesn’t need a long runtime to capture an audience or tell an engaging story. “Life,” “Don’t Drink the Water” and “I Got a Call Back” may not be similar in plot, but each is engaging, entertaining […]

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Mon

Jan 21

2019

#Dentoning this week – Jan. 21, 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 21st DISCOVER DENTON WELCOME CENTER Morning Announcements ART EXHIBITS My Genesis by […]

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Fri

Jan 18

2019

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 character in Rees, Blumenthal’s film is […]

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Thu

Jan 17

2019

DBFF: The Broken Rose Offers a Window into the Dark World of Human Trafficking

Like many girls her age, seventeen-year-old Rose wants love. Haunted by a lifetime of abuse and neglect at the hands of both her birth parents and foster family, Rose is elated to meet Darnell after a party one evening. Darnell, who goes by Shaka, is a smooth-talking guy with nice cars. He seems protective. But […]

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Wed

Jan 16

2019

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 […]

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Tue

Jan 15

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 […]

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Mon

Jan 14

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 […]

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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 […]

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Sat

Jan 12

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 […]

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