Blog Archive

Thu

Apr 12

2018

THIN LINE: Between the Shades discusses labels and their importance

Between the Shades, Directed by Jill Salvino Sexuality and gender can be fluid, but in a world obsessed with labels how do we identify? Between the Shades tackles the complexities of labeling sexuality. It is an insightful look at the power labels have on our perceptions of each other and ourselves. Do they box us in or do they provide us with freedom? Director Jill […]

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Wed

Apr 11

2018

THIN LINE: Out of State showcases finding your true identity

Water is often a symbolic representation of rebirth. It washes our bodies, and sometimes even cleanses our souls. In Out of State, we follow a man’s journey to redemption. Like, a fish swimming upstream, David must find a way to the other side. Out of State, directed by Ciara Lacy, is the story of a […]

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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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Mon

Jan 23

2017

DBFF: Jackson is a sobering depiction of a healthcare crisis

When Maisie Crow’s Jackson begins, Shannon Brewer is dealing with an onslaught of pro-life advocates picketing the women’s health clinic where she works. The film is set around 2011, when President Obama is running for reelection and states have begun enacting strict abortion restrictions that made it difficult or impossible for women to receive an […]

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Wed

Jan 18

2017

DBFF: Priyanth motivates through fear, Rise Up shows story of MLK and Malcolm X

Priyanath If I were to tell you that something terrible will happen in the next paragraph that will make the rest of your life miserable, and that you absolutely must NOT read it, what would you do? (Last warning, with creepy background music.) Of course you read on, for you must find out for yourself. […]

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Thu

Feb 11

2016

Thin Line: Ave Rats Lost Downtown demonstrates navigating life in tough times

Ave Rats Lost Downtown, is a short documentary by Christopher Schlumpf, exhibits the homeless youth of Seattle, Washington. It follows a couple of people, and their struggles with homelessness, and particularly speaking, these people live on 4th Ave. The scenes of the film show the contrast of the richer parts of Seattle to its slums. […]

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Wed

Feb 10

2016

Thin Line: The Man with Four Legs illustrates a surreal tragedy

If you’re into plot-twisting thrillers, I highly recommend The Man with Four Legs, directed and written by Ed Christmas. It trails three young documentarists who are trying to closely follow a schizophrenic man who calls himself James Davis. He has a mysterious gash in his head, and claims to know a woman who does not […]

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Tue

Feb 09

2016

Thin Line: Time Simply Passes looks at justice for a hopeful man

When wrongfully convicted of killing his own seven children, James Richardson faces the death penalty. However, he is released a whopping 21 years later after he is finally proven innocent. Time Simply Passes is a compelling documentary that unveils Richardson’s story of receiving justice, through a 47-year process. James is a small town migrant accused of poisoning […]

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Tue

Feb 09

2016

Thin Line: Busking Turf Wars shows hardships of improv buskers

Let’s start this with two definitions: busk [buhsk] 1. Chiefly British. to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place. documentary [dok-yuh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] 1. Movies, television. Based on or re-creating an actual event, era, life story, etc., that purports to be factually accurate and contains no fictional elements. Busking Turf Wars is […]

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Wed

Sep 30

2015

Filmmakers Looking Forward to Denton Film Festivals

Filmmakers and audiences from around the world learned something new about Texas at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles (September 10 – 20th).  Texas is home to the Dallas Cowboys, barbecue and oil fields but it is also home to an ever surprising, vibrant arts community, Denton!  Now when these filmmakers from such locales […]

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