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Black, White & US
TEXAS PREMIERE- “Black, White & US” explores racism in America like it has never been seen before through the lives of four white families in Utah who adopt African American children and overcome their own inherent biases to become advocates.
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Blue Diamonds (Mature Content)
NORTH TEXAS PREMEIRE- A group of friends dealing with erectile dysfunction decide to resort back to their thieving ways to solve their problem and make some extra money in the process. Q&A After Film Hosted by Piper the Comedian
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Breathe
WORLD PREMIERE- Rachel wakes up and quickly realizes something is wrong. DIRECTOR Luiis Hulle- In Attendance
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The Broken Rose - Invitational Film Selection
TEXAS PREMIERE- Rose is abandoned by her biological parents and forced to live in foster homes at a young age. During her time in foster care, she was physically, sexually and mentally abused. When she could no longer deal with the abuse and feeling no one would listen to her claims, Rose drops out of school, runs away and meets Shaka, an older man who is battling his own demons. Rose feels as if she has finally found her peace, and she starts pushing away her friends, devoting her life to Shaka. As time goes by Rose notices Shaka is manipulating her. Feeling obligated and fearful of Shaka, she stays and continues to do as told. After the consistent urging of a childhood friend named Brian and a cop named Richard, Rose plots her escape with Brian only to see Shaka is a formidable opponent and would not let her get away so easily.PRODUCER/WRITER- Tyrone Dangerfield and William Uschold- In Attendance
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Cakin'
NORTH TEXAS PREMEIRE- Mignon Monroes stands up for herself against her husband not retiring from a long rigourous career. She is ready to Cake. This is a 3 minute and 50 second silent film. DIRECTOR: Kelly Mignon Gray In Attendance
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Circles
TEXAS PREMIERE- Eric Butler, a Hurricane Katrina survivor and pioneer of the restorative justice movement, relocates and finds work at an Oakland, California, high school enforcing his no-nonsense approach to counseling vulnerable Black and Latino teenagers. Circles is an inspirational portrait of a father desperate to provide his son with the leadership and compassion he never received from his own.
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CLEAR - Invitational Film Selection
TEXAS PREMIERE- CLEAR follows Ember Bearheart Johnson's first day at home after a 16-year prison sentence for a crime she didn't commit. Reuniting with her daughter (who was an infant at the time she was incarcerated) is bittersweet as she uncovers how her family's lives have gone on without her after all these years.
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Creatives Resource Expo- 2nd Annual
Free and Open to All Creatives! The Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) presents our 2nd Annual Creative Resource Expo. With the vision to create a supportive community of artist from the varied facets of filmmaking, we present an opportunity for you to network with various local organizations as well as top-ranked industries in the craft of filmmaking. In addition to the expo, we will also host panels with a diverse set of industry professionals.
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DBFF Comedy - Get Your Laugh On!
Need a laugh! Come see "Piper the Comedian" and Comedian Joel Runnels Jr. who will make you laugh, cry laughing and laugh some more! Piper the comedian is a veteran in the comedy business who spent time with Bernie Mac honing his skills. He is a master story teller and frequent Improv performer!
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Dominguez vs Dominguez
NORTH TEXAS PREMEIRE- Michael Dominguez is a 61 year-old former championship boxer. The film explores why and how Michael, a former championship boxer went through his entire life as a boxer and later in life not ever learning how to read or write.
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Don't Drink the Water
Molly's hesitations about having children are troubling her life and her dreams. Her husband, Danny, is ready for kids, and Molly doesn't want to ruin his excitement. At a barbecue with friends and family, Molly must navigate the gauntlet of pressures from her loved ones, who all have children of their own. She must find the courage to tell Danny how she feels before her fears damage her relationship with her husband beyond repair. DIRECTOR: Issa Currie- In Attendance
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