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Tue

Apr 24

2018

Thin Line Film Fest 2018: It’s a Wrap

Thin Line Fest wrapped up its 11th year this past Sunday night. What originated as Texas’ only all- documentary festival has morphed into a Film, Music and Photo festival that continues to push us toward other avenues where we can hear or see stories unfold. While the volunteers that brought Thin Line to life these […]

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Thu

Apr 19

2018

THIN LINE: Strap In For a Wild and Heartrending Ride on Anote’s Ark

So many of the films in this year’s stellar Thin Line fest lineup have one striking theme in common: They take global conflicts, and narrow in on the human element at the heart of the issue. This is especially true for Anote’s Ark, a moving story of climate change that is unlike any other film […]

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Wed

Apr 18

2018

THIN LINE: “Boston” Goes the Distance with Powerful Storytelling

From documentaries to feature films with A-list leads, audiences have seen their fair share of Boston Marathon bombings stories in the short five years since the tragic 2013 attack. But filmmaker Jon Dunham has brought something different to the table. His Boston flick is at once engrossing and inspiring, and it paints the fullest portrait […]

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Tue

Apr 17

2018

THIN LINE: Short Programs are Long on Thrills

Thin Line Fest has always been my favorite Denton event. It’s not just a killer festival — it’s the apex of everything that makes Denton a vibrant community. Organized by Dentonites for Dentonites, Thin Line offers artists and art lovers a space to celebrate creativity — and it doesn’t cost a dime. And when arts […]

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Tue

Apr 17

2018

THIN LINE: Sickies Making Films Explores the Perils of Censorship

So much of our debate on free speech now focuses on social media and the dank, dark corners of the internet. It’s easy to forget that once upon a time in a Hollywood far, far away, the issue of censorship was a constant debate between moguls and moviemakers, actors and audiences, critics and the critical […]

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Mon

Apr 16

2018

THIN LINE: Sunrise Storyteller lifts up the soul

In a world of suffering and conflict, a Canadian teenager makes positivity her mission. In the documentary Sunrise Storyteller, Kasha Sequoia Slavner is not an ordinary teenager; in fact she’s extraordinary.  As a child living in a one-parent home, she learned the challenges of disadvantage. To change her narrative, Slavner sets out on an inspirational journey. With the help of a couple of fundraisers, Slavner finds herself on the other side of the world. In the many countries she visits, […]

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Mon

Apr 16

2018

#Dentoning this week – April 16, 2018

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, APRIL 16TH DISCOVER DENTON WELCOME CENTER Denton Radio in the Morning Live with […]

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Sun

Apr 15

2018

THIN LINE: Fatherhood and Barcelona in Black Explore the Realities of Family, Time, and Modernity

What do urban areas, absent fathers, and the passage of time have in common? A cursory viewing of Manel Cebrian’s short film Barcelona in Black and Ben Gregor’s feature Fatherhood might suggest: simply, not much. Given a closer look, the two films share less obvious threads — among them the painful and liberating qualities of […]

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Sun

Apr 15

2018

Spring has Sprung in Denton: It’s Festival Time!

We Texans know that summer starts nipping at spring’s heels in no time once the grass greens up, trees leaf out and the redbuds bloom. We relish this seasonal window of near perfect temps, which is why the Denton calendar is packed with things to do starting this week. Those pleasant temperatures aren’t immune to […]

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Sat

Apr 14

2018

THIN LINE: ‘Battlefield: Home – Breaking the Silence’ reveals the raw transformation veterans endure

In its Texas premiere, Battlefield: Home – Breaking the Silence takes a look at the life of veterans after they return home from war. The film is directed by Anita Sugimura Holsapple, the child of a survivor of the bombing of Japan and a Vietnam veteran. She uses her first-hand knowledge of what she’s seen […]

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