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Life Is Too Short
BLOCK 7 A look at the lives of five New Yorkers dealing with a variety of life's challenges and conflicts. Little do they know that all will be over soon. If you knew that the end of the world is about to come, would you do anything differently?
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A Night of Comedy
You know you like to laugh so join DBFF for a Night of Laughter with two really funny guys. Comedian Derrick Keener is a physical comic with the enhanced talents of song, mimic, and impersonations, Alfred Kainga, a comedian originally from the southern African country of Zimbabwe, has been able to create his own unique style of comedy that is complimented by his African heritage combined with his experiences of living in the US for the past 16 years.
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On Time
BLOCK 1 HBO Short Film Competition - Finalist Sunscreen Film Festival West - Best Director American Black Film Festival - Official Selection Urbanworld Film Festival - Official Selection Indie Night Film Festival - Official Selection Black Harvest Film Festival - Official Selection SAG AFTRA Short Film Showcase - Official Selection Burbank International Film Festival - Official Selection Tulsa American Film Festival - Official Selection Anchorage International Film Festival - Official Selection Renee Johnson, a mother living in South Central LA, must make a difficult decision when she's late for her job interview. On Time is a proof of concept piece from the larger feature script, Rough Around The Edges, which made it past the 1st round of The Sundance Screenwriter's Lab. The script follows Renee Johnson's larger arc through the loss of her child, juvenile dependency court, and gaining back her daughter.
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OPENING VIP and PUBLIC RECEPTION- Free Event
It's a Celebration! Join us for the Opening Reception for the Third Annual Denton Black Film Festival. Learn more about all of the exciting films and events planned to Entertain, Educate, and Inspire. Experience an Art exhibit titled KWTXR by Dallas/Fort Worth artist Christopher Blay. At At 6:45 pm Christopher Blay will share more about his exhibit and his process in creating it. For your enjoyment there will be Music and Light Refreshments.
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Padlock Men
BLOCK 7 A Dying 86 yr. old Barber Walter Posey Fodrell on his last day to live shares a memoir of a historically unknown secret pact between John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King & Malcolm X that sparked one of the greatest untold stories in Civil Rights history. "The Awakening" is the genesis of what would eventually become a gritty stalwart band of Secret Civil Rights Soldiers known as the 'PADLOCK MEN'
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Panel: Social Justice
Join us for a panel discussion after the screening of "Word Warriors III with Director/Screenwriter/Producer Takia "Tizzi" Green, Screenwriter Producer Lyah Beth LeFlore and others as we discuss various social justice issues affecting the black community and our society as a whole. Additional panelists to be announced.
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Panel: Women in Entertainment
Join us for an opportunity to spend the morning with a panel of dynamic industry insiders who will share thoughts on the training, tools and connections needed to find success in the competitive business arena. Attendees will come away with meaningful insights that will inspire them to take their professional goals to the next level.
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Poetry Slam
Got what it takes to throw down at the DBFF Poetry Slam? * It's a competition Y'all with Cash prizes. Wanna hear from the Best? Come out and experience Spoken Word from some of the Best poets around. Witness who takes home "da" cash. VERB KULTURE will be in "da house" to MC and the DJ will be getting down.
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Postal Short Film
BLOCK 3 Adapted from the novel series bearing the same title, Cadina Wilson, a thirty-somethingish lady with a sketchy past, lands a position as a letter carrier at a Manhattan post office. As she realizes how physically and mentally demanding the position is, Cadina begins to learn a great deal about her fellow co-workers. The alcoholic, Freeman Souls, and his decision to cheat on his fiancee with the mysterious sexpot, Velour Patterns. The arrogant Lexington VanGuard and his quest of becoming a supervisor in order to rule the station with an iron hand. And the beloved James Richards, who finds himself fighting for custody of his daughter Janae and falling in love all at once. Soon, Cadina finds herself knee-deep in everyone's unstable world. But when a bitter employee makes a startling discovery, all hell really begins to break loose which results in an unforgettable, mind-blowing climax!
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Priyanath
BLOCK 13 Six year-old Priyanath imagines himself to be a superhero taking down imaginary villains with his extraordinary powers. But when he learns of a real danger near his home, Priyanath must decide if he���s actually got what it takes to be a real life superhero.
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Reach
BLOCK 1 An experimental narrative that visually portrays the struggle to survive as a black person living in America today.
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Reel Inspiration
BLOCK 3 Reel Inspiration is an artistic piece that allows it's audience a look inside of what inspires everyday people to persevere in life. The interpretation of this film is open to the mind of its audience as individuals.
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