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Socialphrenia
If everyone acted in real life as they do on social media...Society would collapse into chaos, and cats would take over. Written and Directed by Wes Sutton
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Story Town with Weldon’s
Weldon Burgoon, rodeo calf roper, saddlemaker, charismatic small business owner and family man, spins stories and insight gleaned from over six decades operating Weldon’s Saddle Shop and Western Wear Store in Denton, Texas. Weldon’s closure in January 2017 is symptomatic of the passing western way of life, once the heart of this North Texas community. There is insight into the management of a family business and a glimpse of what the future brings.
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A Taylor Story
A fifteen-year- old girl who is battling cancer who goes out on Halloween with her two best friends for a night to remember. On a family horseback ride, her parents notify her that her chemo has stopped working and that she must decide whether or not she wants to live the rest of her life to the fullest without medical attention or go through with an experimental trial that has a low success rate.
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Telefoto
In this unusual ghost story, a working class family of artists reckon with the gentrification of their neighborhood. They are people of an older Oak Cliff (a borough of Dallas, Texas) who cannot afford the new. When the connection between history, possibility, and place is severed, the situation is like living in a ghost world. In this poetic film, the topical coexists with the metaphysical; just as the family is haunted by the higher cost of living, they are visited by troublesome ghosts.
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Texas Show 2017
Texas show -shorts block Blue Morning Paul Armstrong -Dallas      A grieving woman is given a chance for closure with her dead mother.   Hidge By Peter Koutsogeorgas- Dallas The key to a woman's apartment is taken by something unseen. 1917 by Joshua Gallas-Arlington Attempting to bury his past, an Ottoman soldier flees his home country during The Great War and struggles to find his place in America. Good Person Daniel Garcia –Arlington    Samantha pretends to be tough and street wise but in fact she has never had power over anybody. Without planning to, she terrifies a young undocumented man about her age, and in his eyes she sees and understands fear. After chasing him for a while she might discover a friend.                                          Alternative Math David Maddox-Dallas A well meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America.                                               Far From the Tree    By Dave Thomas-Dallas                                  Abbie is a good mom, strong and a survivor...but Abbie is struggling. She struggles in her daily routine and in her relationship with her teenage son Evan. The effect of a sexual assault years earlier weighs heavy on her. As these deep embedded feelings work their way out like a splinter, Abbie and her son reach a pivotal moment in both of their lives
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THOM PAIN
Thom Pain is just like you, except worse. One night, he finds himself on a stage, in the dark, in a theatre. In the audience are people who, just like him, were born and will die. Thom is going to try to make sense of it all. He's going to try to save his life, to save their life, to save your life - in that order. A camera crew captures the night, as various forces align to produce a reckless and accidentally profound event.
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Tribute to Andy Anderson
Andy Anderson tribute To honor the memory of local filmmaker and teacher Andy Anderson who passed away this year, we are showing his film, Learning Curve (DETENTION.)
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Undocument
UNDOCUMENT is an episodic feature, following 4 stories of longing & love, immigration & identity. The vision of an Iranian and a European director, dealing with the complex theme of illegal immigration or ���undocumented migrants.��� Each story is set at a different stage of the migrants��� journey, in three different countries: Iran, Greece and England.
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Waking David
During a lecture tour of England, Scarlett, an American psychologist decides to look up Amy, her half-sister and find out about her father who died 10 years earlier. She is surprised to encounter a family that won't communicate with her or each other about the past. Just when Amy starts to open about their father, the family creates a wall of secrecy and lies surrounding his death. Scarlett delves further into the truth, but when the truth is finally revealed, it shatters the stability of the family, causing all of the family and Scarlett to reassess their relationship to one another. The film explores the dangers both of keeping secrets and digging them up.
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