Get your movie reviewing thumbs ready, y'all - Thin Line is back! The festival started out strictly as a documentary film festival, but has gone on in the years since to include music, photography, and all sorts of classes/workshops, as well. It has become a fixture of the Denton festival circuit. Needless to say, there's plenty to do in downtown Denton for the next five days. Some WDDI contributors took a moment to comb through all of the activities happening during this year's Thin Line festival and picked out some of our "can't miss" events (many of which are free). You can check out the program for the entirety of the festival here and let us know what you're gonna hit up in the comments.
Voyagers Without Trace is probably the film we are most looking forward to at this year's festival. Last week, we had a chance to speak with festival director Joshua Butler about it and he made us even more excited. This historical adventure documentary recreates the trip of three French travelers from the 1930's using newly discovered footage from their trip. Photos from the French trio are currently up at Thin Line's gallery at the Golden Triangle Mall.
Voyagers Without Trace is playing Sunday, February 21st at 4:15pm at the Campus Theatre.
This comedy/drama about a man with severe memory issues living in a fantasy world looks very interesting. The London filmmakers refer to The Man with Four Legs as a "surreal tale of perception and identity" which is kinda right up our alley. Check out the crazy trailer above.
The Man with Four Legs is playing Thursday, February 18th at 10:15pm at the Campus Theatre
Follow a group of young folks on their quest to take in a whole summer's worth of live music by traveling to various festivals. If this isn't a great documentary to play in Denton, we aren't sure what is.
The Festifull Summer is playing Saturday, February 20th at 6pm at the Campus Theatre.
Marisol focuses on the life of Marisol Flores, a young lady from nearby Lake Dallas and her day-to-day live when she learns that she is an undocumented immigrant. The film follows Flores as she reevaluates her life in light of this new knowledge and focuses on what it is like to be a "Mexican woman now living as an outsider in the place she grew up."
Marisol is playing Friday, February 19th at 2pm at the Campus Theatre.
Photography is taking on an even bigger part of the Thin Line Fest this year. There's a great photo gallery that will be at the Center for the Visual Arts building from now until Sunday featuring great images from Denton and beyond. Additionally, there will be some performances (and light refreshments!) in the space, too. Hale Baskins is just one of the musicians featured. Click here to check out the rest.
Instant film enthusiast, Daniel Rodrigue, is hosting a free workshop with Denton Camera Exchange's Armand Kohandani on the retro topic on Saturday at the Center for the Visual Arts from 1-3pm. There will probably be a pola-walk to follow. There are a other great workshops going on this weekend. Check them all out here.
In addition to photography, Thin Line also has a great music line-up. Denton's favorite goth/glam badass Jessie Frye is hot off a Bernie Sanders rally this past weekend and will be playing a free (and early) show at Dan's on Sunday. The WDDI-approved (10x over, actually) Daniel Markham also plays Dan's, but on Saturday evening. We are also very interested in checking out Alejandro Escovedo after Markham's set at Dan's on Saturday. There's also more music going on at Harvest House, Rubber Gloves, and Andy's. Check out the full lineup here.