Blog Archive

Tue

Jan 16

2018

DBFF: Miracles and Muzik and These Beats Ain’t Free Explore the Highs and Lows of Life in the Music Industry

Hip-hop artists and pop stars receive no shortage of praise and adoration, but what about the producers that help those musicians craft their biggest hits? Two of the Denton Black Film Festival’s exhibitions will explore the hectic, competitive, and often thankless world of music production. Miracles and Muzik, a documentary by Dallas director Jeff Adair, […]

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Mon

Jan 15

2018

#Dentoning this week – January 15, 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, JANUARY 15TH DISCOVER DENTON WELCOME CENTER Denton Radio in the Morning LIVE with […]

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Fri

Jan 12

2018

DBFF: History of black community in Denton front and center in art exhibit Freedman’s Town 2.0

Later this month, the Denton Black Film Festival will open with four days of film about the black experience. The vast majority of these films highlight situations faced outside of Texas, and some were even filmed outside of the United States. But what of the stories of Dentonites? Since its inception, Denton Black Film Festival […]

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Thu

Jan 11

2018

DBFF: Women’s Short Film Block covers all the emotions

The women’s short film block challenges how we feel about love, self-worth, and expression. Each director tells a unique story about the human experience. All serve to highlight the different challenges we feel just trying to exist. Viewers are bound to find at least one film that speaks to them on a personal level. If […]

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Tue

Jan 09

2018

DBFF: “The Voiceless” Provides a Light in the Darkness

All eyes were fixed on the red carpet during the run-up to last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards, but this year it wasn’t the Oscar de la Renta gowns that took center stage. In a beautiful display of unity, all male and female attendees wore black to support the survivors who have recently come forward and […]

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Mon

Jan 08

2018

#Dentoning this week – January 8, 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, JANUARY 8TH DISCOVER DENTON WELCOME CENTER Denton Radio in the Morning LIVE with […]

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Fri

Jan 05

2018

DBFF: For Ahkeem: One Teen Mother’s Resolve to Succeed

For Ahkeem is the true story of Daje Shelton, a high school junior in St. Louis, Missouri, who is kicked out of the public school system for fighting. Daje—known to her friends as Boonie—is placed in alternative school called the Innovative Concept Academy, an institution that will give her a last shot at earning her […]

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Thu

Jan 04

2018

DBFF: La Vie Magnifique de Charlie Explores the Magic of Black Women’s Relationships

La Vie Magnifique de Charlie is a glimpse into a day in the titular life of Charlie, an independent, free-spirited 20-something woman living in Atlanta. When Charlie’s sister Brandy dies due to complications of a genetic disease, Charlie takes her absence in stride—she returns to work, helps friends and family members with various tasks, and […]

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Mon

Jan 01

2018

#Dentoning this week – January 1, 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, JANUARY 1ST LIVE MUSIC Karaoke @ Abbey Underground Open Mic Night @ LSA […]

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Wed

Dec 27

2017

DBFF: Talking heads, dancing hands

Enjoy black speech on the silver screen and live at the Denton Black Film Festival A single word can pack a powerful punch. It can sweep you off your feet. It can transport you to a world miles away, years distant. A handful of words scattered into the wind can settle around your feet and […]

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