Blog Archive

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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Wed

Feb 24

2016

THIN LINE: Tacos, Tunes and Two Left Feet

When you think of a festival, the mind really only goes in two directions. You’re either picturing some artsy-fartsy films you’ve never heard of, or antiques and taco trucks. And, while yes, both of those situations can hold equally delicious and infuriating results, they are also only a small part of what the word really […]

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Sun

Feb 14

2016

#dentonbucketlist: Thin Line Fest

A couple of weeks ago, this column talked about the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) effort to build a Denton Bucket List.  Thanks to the many of you who have submitted ideas.  Here are some of your additions: Go to the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. Participate in the Sunset Toast at LSA Burger. […]

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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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Mon

Feb 08

2016

Thin Line: The Jones Family will get you out of your seat

First, see The Jones Family Will Make a Way, if for nothing else for the music. I first watched it on my iPad. I can’t wait to see it on the big screen! It’s a whole bunch of Gospel shake, rattle and roll. I have always loved the Gospel Tent at JazzFest in New Orleans. This is […]

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Wed

Feb 03

2016

Thin Line: Voyagers Without Trace is ’emotional and genuine’ look at story of French kayakers

Excuse me while I gush. I am in love. Completely obsessed with Voyagers Without Trace. I have been thinking about it non-stop since watching and I catch myself daydreaming, smiling and even crying when coming out of my reverie. It is beautiful. I wish I could think of a better word, but I just can’t. […]

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Wed

Feb 03

2016

Thin Line: You See Me sums up experience of profound loss

Loss is a part of life. We have to deal with it in some form day after day. Sure, sometimes it’s just a simple case of running out of chocolate milk, but the empty hole it leaves is nevertheless devastating. Other times, though, it’s no laughing matter. Other times, that inevitableness that we as human […]

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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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Wed

Jan 28

2015

Thin Line: Retno’s Refusal

Denton’s Thin Line Film Festival will bring 5 days of documentaries from around the world to our great city…Feb. 18-22. The annual festival, which last year added music to the mix, will this year add photography to the already incredible Denton event. Thin Line 2015 also brings together a group of bloggers who, in a […]

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