The annual local film fest, Thin Line is gearing up and getting ready to go as we near the opening night April 19. The celebration of film, photography, art and music is even better this year because it is FREE. That's right, a week's worth of culture at your fingertips at no cost to you. We've got the lineup for your viewing pleasure so that you can start planning how you want to spend your time during the festival. Take a look, watch some trailers, and don't forget to register!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
9PM - Waking the Sleeping Giant - Skype Q&A with Amy Goodman after film
A season of discontent: the story of the 2016 presidential election and the effort to build a new progressive politics in America.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:15PM - Bonnie & Clyde
10PM - Alone Among the Taliban - It was necessary for Mohsen Eslamzadeh, the Iranian documentarist to make some journeys to Afghanistan, in order to get permission for filming in Taliban's areas in Afghanistan, that it was impossible for other filmmakers at least in the last decade. The documentary of "Alone among the Taliban" is trying to transfer a direct narration to the viewers. The filmmaker goes to everywhere that is possible, from jail to courts of the Islamic state, to have interviews with local authorities and the members of the Fatwa council.
Friday, April 21, 2017
2PM - People's Train of Culture - President of Chile Salvador Allende’s government aimed to bring culture closer to those who had no access to it. In February 1971, sixty artists traveled by train bringing different artistic disciplines to people who had no access to it.
3:30PM - SHORTS VARIETY 2
Sylvia Robinson: The Mother of Hip Hop & Real Cookie Lyon
The Orange Story
Tick Tock Clock
6PM - Unlocked the World of Games, Revealed - Video games have gone from an obscure science experiment in the early 1960's to the biggest entertainment medium on the planet. Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed is an all-new groundbreaking documentary series that provides firsthand stories by industry icons, celebrities, consumers, and field experts on the culture, technology, history, and future of the video game industry.
8PM - Bill Nye: Science Guy - Bill Nye embarks on a quest to change the world through science advocacy and education. With intimate and exclusive access, this is a behind-the-scenes portrait of “the Science Guy,” as he inspires Millennials to participate in STEM. With wonder and whimsy, the film will follow Bill’s journey to change the world… with science.
10PM - What's Revenge - A feminist piece of genre-bending film, made by an entirely female production team, Hunt plays the chief provocateur in a story of two friends seeking to explain the reason behind the injustices inflicted upon them by the men in their lives. Hunt’s character makes a personal mission of revisiting these indignities upon “the men” in question, on a mission to take their power back in the process. By using non-actors and their stories throughout, Hunt crafts a complex and comedic take on relationships and filmmaking.
Travelstead Lot - Friday
8:15PM - Necessary Roughness
10:30PM - Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Saturday, April 22, 2017
11AM - SHORTS: OUR TOWN SERIES
Spotlight on North Texas
Living Art: Jo Williams
Story Town with Weldon's
...and more local videos highlighting Denton!
1PM - Mr. Gaga - Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences.
3:30PM - The Two Dollar Bill Documentary
6:15PM - Property of the State
8:45PM - True Conviction
11PM - What Happened in Vegas - Filmmaker Ramsey Denison is walking in Vegas when he sees a group of police officers abusing a stranger in custody. Shocked by what he's witnessing, he calls 911 to report police brutality -- only to find himself attacked by police and arrested. After reading a police report filled with lies and discovering that the video documenting the attack has conveniently gone missing, Denison investigates a terrifying pattern of police corruption and discovers that behind the shimmering surface of Las Vegas lies a police department with individuals willing to go to any lengths to cover up its crimes in.
Travelstead Lot - Saturday
8:15PM Disney's Earth Documentary
Sunday, April 23, 2017
4:15PM - Astrosamantha, The Space Record Woman - An intimate portrait of Samantha Cristoforetti, the woman who has spent the most time in Space as Italy's first astronaut.
6:15PM - 4 Wheel Bob - 4 Wheel Bob tells the story of wheelchair hiker Bob Coomber and his attempt to be the first wheelchair hiker to cross the Sierra Nevada. The film addresses two important themes: the ability to overcome adversity, and environmental conservation. There is a large population of the disabled who are wheelchair-bound yet able to get outside and experience nature. The challenge is to overcome internal struggles and fears.