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1 Angry Black Man -Complete Credits
TEXAS PREMIERE-Mike Anderson is a senior at the quintessential New-England liberal arts school, Frost College. And Mike is eight weeks away from graduation. TEXAS PREMIERE this particular day he has his African-American Literature class with his favorite professor. But today, Mike is feeling sadness. He is feeling isolated. He is feeling Angry. Taking place in real time, ���1 Angry Black Man,��� provides a voyeuristic view of the difficult conversations young people engage in. As they navigate the society in which they live, the students draw from the intellect of master writers such as James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, August Wilson and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Through their old books they find modern solutions, uncover new questions, and push the political boundaries, forcing each other to reckon with the truths they keep hidden in the dark.DIRECTOR/WRITER- Menelek Lumumba-In Attendance
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16 Bars - Invitational Film Selection
TEXAS PREMIERE-Grammy winner Todd Thomas—aka “Speech” of Arrested Development—leads a unique collaborative music workshop in a Virginia state penitentiary. TODD THOMAS aka SPEECH of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT in ATTENDANCE
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The Adulterer (Mature Content)
A cagey fox, a complacent college professor, A disgruntled social worker, and a rising star in Mississippi politics discover themselves entangled with one another, just trying to find their way. New discoveries, and old resentments manifest in a story that moves in two directions at once. Writer: Gian Smith- In Attendance Q&A After Film Hosted by Piper the Comedian
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ALASKA IS A DRAG
This is a fish out of water story -- literally. Everyone who slices fish all day daydreams - his are just glamtastic. He's had to learn to fight to survive. And his boss who is also an amateur boxer takes note. When a new kid offers to be his sparring partner ��� he and his twin are forced to confront the real reason they���re stuck in fish guts.
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Alora
WORLD PREMIERE- A possible Earth-like planet has been discovered within the goldilocks zone near a star, A-107A. A mother, training for the mission of a lifetime as a NASA astronaut, has to make a choice between her dream of space flight and the love of her daughter whom she would leave behind. WRITER: Michael Gibson- In Attendance
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Art Exhibition- "My Genesis" by Taylor Barnes (Free Open to the Public)
The Denton Black Film Festival and UNT on the Square are pleased to announce an exhibition by fibers artist Taylor Barnes titled "My Genesis." It is is an exhibition of large-scale charcoal works on cloth, screen-prints, and assemblage. Barnes work displays concepts of race, identity, and isolation. This show examines self-reflection and inevitable truths of being a black woman in America today.
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The Beach
TEXAS PREMIERE- A father attempts to shield his kids from their harsh reality by making them a promise he can't keep.
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bias- Invitational Selection
FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING- ADD TICKET TO CART TEXAS PREMIERE- bias challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. Through exposing her own biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser (CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, Running for Jim) highlights the nature of implicit bias,the grip it holds on our social and professional lives, and what it will take to induce change. ASSOC. PRODUCER/EDITOR -Christie Herring In Attendance- Q&A MODERATOR: Phil Claybrooke- President, Metrics2Results
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Bias Workshop (By Invitation Only)
TURNING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS INTO CONSCIOUS THOUGHT This workshop provides participants with a clearer understanding of their possible unconscious (implicit) biases and the effects on their behavior when interacting with others; reacting to events; and responding to situations. WORKSHOP FACILIATOR: Phil Clayborne, President, Metrics2Results. Christie Herring, Associate Producer/Editor of the film bias, will be in attendance.
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Black Beach/White Beach- A Tale of Two Beaches- Invitational Selection
In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two national motorcycle festivals are held over the weeks around the MemorialDay Holiday. One festival is primarily white , the other is predominately black. While bikers of both colors enjoy both festivals; the city, community and state view these two festivals vastly different creating a divide among the participants, business owners and residents. Against the back drop of the historical relevance of the areas segregated past, this documentary explores the opposing viewpoints on segregation and integration, mutual love of motorcycle culture and racial tensions that reach a boiling point every spring in this southern beach mecca. Black Bike Week was born in Atlantic Beach and this film will examine the history of this area: it's growth under segregation and the subsequent decline as integration led to the flight of money and investment away from the area and why, even today, the area sees no revenue from hosting one of the largest bike festival in the country. Meanwhile, the adjoining city of Myrtle Beach benefits economically during Black Bike Week yet they shuns the event as its reluctant host, imposing stricter rules and harsh penalties as compared to White Bike Week the week before.
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Black Cinema
LIMITED SEATING- RSVP by Adding to Cart Screening of Mike Dennis’s film, Black Film Now, followed by a discussion on current and future developments of Black Cinema
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