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Thu

Apr 04

2019

THIN LINE: Filth Brings Experimental Music and Visceral Performances

Drummer, percussionist, part-time DJ and full-time vintage media junkie, Rob Buttrum keeps his weeks busy with his live performances and side projects. He will be busy next week performing at Thin Line Fest as Filth, his experimental and industrial music project. Buttrum has been in Denton for more than 15 years, and has been performing […]

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Tue

Apr 02

2019

THIN LINE: Kifaru showcases livelihoods of rhino caretakers

“For future generations, we must never forget what extinction looks like.” – Jojo, rhino caretaker at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy The world is a wide and wild place filled all kinds of languages, cultures, and ways of life. Yet some things are universal, and sympathy is one of them. Filmmaker David Hambridge knows that, and […]

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Wed

Mar 27

2019

THIN LINE: Community First Tells a Harrowing Tales of Hardship and Unity

Sitting outside of a parked RV, Andrea Jansen meticulously strokes magenta paint against a canvas. A flag reading “Home is where you park it” can be seen just outside her RV – a place she only recently began calling home. She does not pay rent; the artist exchanges her artistic labors for a place to […]

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Fri

Mar 22

2019

THIN LINE: Hiro’s Table Shows the Real Heroes Are Our Family Members

At times, writing this blog felt more like a restaurant review than a film review. In Hiro’s Table, writer and director Lynn Hamrick explores the professional life span of  master chef Hiroji Obayashi and his wife Yasuyo over the course of 16 years. It’s safe to say that this documentary was a delicious take on […]

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Wed

Mar 20

2019

THIN LINE: Dons of Disco Faces the Music

“If something is a lie, it isn’t a question of fairness. It’s a question of truth.” James Arena, Author of Europe’s Stars of 80s Dance Pop It’s interesting that regardless of the time period or the topic, events of the past connect to things that still happen in the modern day. Whether it’s a celebrity […]

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Sun

Mar 17

2019

THIN LINE: The Must-See Music Performances

Every April, people travel to Denton to relish in Thin Line Fest’s musical entertainment, competitive photography and documentary films. If it’s your first year attending, it can be overwhelming to narrow down which performances you’d like to see. That’s where I come. So far, 18 bands are set to perform at this year’s festival. The […]

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Fri

Mar 15

2019

Three reasons to fest at Thin Line this year

As you know, I’m a man of high taste. You’ve seen my dining recommendations, and if you’re wise, you’ve taken my dating advice, too. But I’m reaching out with a different kind of advice today–the kind that will save you time and money, and bring you boundless opportunities for fun and discovery. You don’t have […]

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Mon

May 07

2018

#Dentoning this week – May 7, 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, MAY 7TH DISCOVER DENTON WELCOME CENTER Denton Radio in the Morning Live with […]

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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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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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