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NORTH TEXAS PREMIERE- An Award Winning Drama about an Angel's descent from Heaven to Brooklyn looking too clear the air, bridging a Gap fining common ground addressing an important key of life between Law Enforcement and Minorities...NORTH TEXAS PREMEIRE
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Marketing as an Independent Filmmaker
Free and Open to the Public Marketing as an Independent Filmmaker (10:45-11:45) panelist: Neil Ames (Distribber), Leslie Fields Cruz (Black Public Media), and Freda Frimpong (KUUMBA)
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masterjam
WORLD PREMIERE- The fallout of a sibling's suicide on a family, the accelerated deaths of the parents and the investigation into the root cause.
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The Mayor's Race
US PREMIERE-A mixed-race child, Marvin grew up with his single mother in Bristol's ghettos in the UK with prostitution, violence, and poverty on a daily occurrence. with prostitution, violence and poverty on a daily occurrence. Ever since, Marvin had the desire to go against the injustices he experienced and decides to run for mayor.
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Memory of Things Gone (High School Film)
A man who is stuck at his dead-end office job must learn to let go of his past to pursue his future.
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Mental Health - A Social Justice Panel
LIMITED SEATING (RSVP by Adding to Cart). Join in our community discussion of mental health in the Black community, as we highlight Director James Curry’s film, masterjam.
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Miracle
TEXAS PREMIERE- A woman surprisingly faces reality when her child experiences the life she tried to escape. Will love keep them connected or will doubt conquer all. PRODUCER/WRITER: Tyi Johnson- In Attendance
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Mr. Soul - Invitational Film Selection
Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL. On the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, one fearless black pioneer reconceived a Harlem Renaissance for a new era, ushering giants and rising stars of black American culture onto the national television stage. He was hip. He was smart. He was innovative, political, and gay. In his personal fight for social equality, the man ensured the Revolution would be televised. He was Ellis Haizlip. The Revolution was SOUL.
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Natural Hair The Movie
A feature length documentary that explores the struggles of hair identity told by women of color.
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Obamas
US PREMIERE- She’s a Quebecer. He’s a foreigner. She’s married. He’s a young single dad. His name is Oscar. She, Diane, could be a four o’clock flower, opening at night and closing during the day. DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER- Moussa Djigo
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Opening Reception (Free to the Public)
It's a Celebration! Join us for the Opening Reception for the 5th Anniversary of the Denton Black Film Festival. Learn more about all of the exciting films and events planned to Entertain, Educate, and Inspire YOU. Experience fiber artist Taylor Barnes's Exhibit- "My Genesis". Remarks at 7:00 p.m.
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Peddling
WORLD PREMIERE- Peddling follows the life of Shorty, a black preteen boy growing up in the hood of South Dallas during the 90’s crack epidemic. As any other boy his age he wants a bicycle and has been working all summer raking yards, collecting cans, and any miscellaneous thing he can do to save up for it. But where he is from, options are limited and drug money is easy, fast, and the way most of the men in his vicinity earn a living. As he journeys into manhood and financial independence, will he succumb to becoming a product of his environment?
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