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2018 Denton Black Film Festival schedule

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Lucinda Breeding

2018 Denton Black Film Festival

The annual festival entertains, educates and inspires with films about the lives and experiences of black people, and promotes the work of black filmmakers and producers. 

This year's festival events begin early in January, culminating in screenings, workshops, music and spoken word from Friday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 28. Screenings are at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. and the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Additional programming is at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. and at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St.

Ticket prices through Jan. 25

*all ticket prices increase on Friday, Jan. 26.

VIP All Access passes - $179 for adults, $149 for full-time college students (ID required); ages 65 and older.

Three-day film passes - $109 for adults, $89 for full-time college students (ID required); ages 65 and older.

Friday film passes - $45 for adults, $35 for full-time college students (ID required); ages 65 and older.

Saturday film passes - $55 for adults, $45 for full-time college students (ID required); ages 65 and older.

Sunday film passes - $25 for adults, $20 for full-time college students (ID required); ages 65 and older.

Individual film block tickets - $10 for adults, $8 for full-time college students (ID required); ages 65 and older.

A Musical Journey with Frank McComb on Sat. Jan. 27 - $30

Poetry Get-Down and Slam on Jan. 26. - $12

Festival schedule

Friday, Jan. 26

Film

1 p.m. - Short film block: "Breathless," "Decoding DarkMatter," "Dirty Money," "Fostered," "Full Circle," "Heart Eyes," "Songs Remembered," "The Talk" and "Unheard,"  Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.

3 p.m. - Talking Black in America, 66 minutes. Campus Theatre

4:45 p.m. - Black Reparations Film Project: Descendants of Slavery and Institutional Racism. Short film. The Uncomfortable Truth, 86 minutes. Campus Theatre.

7:15 p.m. - Steps, 110 minutes. Opening night film. Campus Theatre.

10 p.m. - Sugar, short film. Potato Potahto, 70 minutes. Campus Theatre

Panels & Workshops

UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St.

noon to 1 p.m. - Crowdfunding workshop with Seed & Spark.

1 to 1:45 p.m. - Drone law & regulations workshop

2 to 2:50 p.m. - Lighting workshop.

3 to 4:30 p.m. - Master class with filmmaker Ya'Ke Smith (Wolf, Dawn)

Spoken word

9 p.m. - 2018 Denton Black Film Festival Poetry Get-Down and Slam. Doors open at 7 p.m. $25 for poets to enter. Register to compete online. $12-$15. Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St.

Saturday, Jan. 27

Film

10 a.m. - "Full Service," short film. The Lost Cafe, 80 minutes. Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.

11 a.m. - "C'est Moi," short film. "The 30th of May," short film. Torments of Love, 53 minutes. PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St.

Noon - "Bill 2/29," short film, All or Nothin,' 88 minutes. Campus Theatre.

1 p.m. - Word is Bond, 88 minutes. PointBank Black Box Theatre.

1:30 p.m. - Black Fatherhood: Trials & Tribulations, Testimony & Triumph. 80 minutes. Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.

2:15 p.m. - "Colour Me Pretty," short film. For Ahkeem, 90 minutes. Campus Theatre

3 p.m. - "Rolling in the Deep," short film. "The Sheriff's Children," short film. The Voiceless, 63 minutes. PointBank Black Box Theatre.

4:30 p.m. - "911," short film, "Cloudy Daze," short film, "On Borrowed Time," short film; "Seeds the Short," short film, "Silent Cries: The Prelude," short film. Wrath City, 22 minutes. Campus Theatre.

5 p.m. - "40 Seconds," short film; "Print Shop," short film. Making SkyBreak, 57 minutes. PointBank Black Box Theatre.

6:30 p.m. - "Senior Night," short film; La Vie Magnifique de Charlie, 87 minutes. Campus Theatre.

9 p.m. - "Driving Force," short film; "Jake," short film. Black Cop, 91 minutes. Campus Theatre.

10 p.m. - "A Meditation," short film. Campus Theatre.

Music

9 p.m. - A musical journey with Frank McComb. Jazz, gospel and R&B. Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Doors open at 8 p.m. $30. Buy tickets online.

Sunday, Jan. 28

Film

1:30 p.m. - "Conversation With Change," short film. Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.

3:30 p.m. - Evolutionary Blues... West Oakland's Music Legacy, 90 minutes. Campus Theatre.

5:30 p.m. - "These Beats Ain't Free (web series)," short film; Slikk Muzik, 55 minutes, closing night film. Campus Theatre.