Denton’s Thin Line Film Fest Announces 2012 Lineup

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Texas’ international documentary film festival brings an array of talent and entertainment to Denton February 10th-20th, 2012

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Thin Line Film Fest, Texas’ only international documentary film festival, today announced their 5th annual festival lineup. This year more than 80 stellar feature and short films from around the globe will be screened at the historic Campus Theatre and other venues in downtown Denton, February 10th-20th, 2012.

This year’s scheduled features films cover an array of topics including the biographies of inspirational and revolutionary figures, a behind-the-scenes look at teenage bullying in BullyCam, an examination of the indie rock scene in China, and the challenges, struggles and uplifting accomplishments of both humans and animals from all parts of the world.

In addition, Thin Line Film Fest will showcase a number of documentaries, acclaimed by critics and included on the Oscars shortlist. Buck follows the life of acclaimed ‘horse whisperer’ Buck Brannaman who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people. Battle for Brooklyn follows the story of Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for the densest real estate development in U.S. history. Jane’s Journey provides unprecedented access to Dr. Jane Goodall on her mission to save our endangered planet. Other presentations include, Nostalgia for Light, winner of the International Documentary Association’s Best Documentary, The Other F Word, which shows what happens when some of punk rock’s most famous leading men embrace fatherhood, Seeing in the Dark, a PBS documentary, and Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour.

“I started Thin Line Film Fest five years ago in Denton because documentary film gives a unique perspective to often overlooked subjects. Documentaries can make the viewer see things or think about things in a completely new way,” said Joshua Butler, founder of Thin Line Film Fest. “Denton is the perfect setting for this type of festival because it shares the same independent and creative spirit. I’m excited how this year’s festival is coming together and can’t wait to kick things off February 10th.”

Last year, The New York Times dubbed Thin Line Film Fest as “one of the things to do” that week which featured the Texas premiere of Troubadours, fresh from Sundance Film Festival, as well as This Way of Life and Enemies of the People; both off the 2010 Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary. The 2012 festival promises to be bigger, better and more revered – already having received nearly twice the number of films submitted to be considered than in the previous year.

The full Thin Line Film Fest 2012 Lineup can be found now at

14 Days with Alzheimer’s
78 Days
A Read on Inside Books
A Salton Soul
Among Giants
Angela’s Garden
Aquarena Springs and Ralph the Swimming Pig
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Bass: Beyond Limitation
Battle for Brooklyn
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Bill W.
Brilliant Life
Broken Tail
Brother Rob
Campania In-Felix
Carbon for Water
Destiny Lives Down the Road
Disaster (a personal geography)
Down: Indie Rock in the PRC
Erasing Hate
Fanning the Fire
Four Cubic Feet of Space
The Gentleman’s Club
Grace & Mercy
Graciously We Receive
The Gray Seasons
Helen’s Ducks
Higher Power
Hold My Hand
Holding the Line
Jane’s Journey
Kaziah the Goat Woman
Les Papillions de Nuit (Night Butterflies)
Library Larry
Life Size
The Line of Departure
L’or des autres
Love Hacking
The Love of Beer
Marian’s Story
Moving On
Neve & Sons
Nostalgia for the Light
The Oldest Lesbian in the World
The Other F Word
Out of Service
The Paleogeographer’s Song
Pure Fruit
Randy Parsons: American Luthier
Rise and Dream
River Planet
Seeing in the Dark
Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen
The Sound and the Music
Still in Motion
This Is Our House
Uganda Man
Welcome Home Hero
Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour
You Have the Right to an Attorney

Tickets are available online. All-access passes for Thin Line Film Fest are available for a discounted rate of 20% off thru January 23rd only. Find room rates here as low as $69/night at the Holiday Inn Denton: the 2012 host hotel.

About Thin Line Film Fest
Founded in 2007, the Thin Line Film Fest, hosted annually in Denton, is Texas’ largest documentary film fest. With continual growth and expansion year-over-year, the festival is quickly gaining widespread recognition as a purveyor of excellent documentary films. Our mission is to educate and entertain our audiences by presenting a diverse program of high quality, relevant documentary films. Visit for more information.

About Denton
Situated 36 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth where I-35 East meets I-35 West, Denton is the county seat of Denton County. From the century-old courthouse and quaint town-square to world-class shopping and internationally acclaimed talent, Denton is the vibrant setting where these diverse worlds meet. Denton ambiance, assets and amenities combine to make ours a city you simply must discover for yourself, and in your own unique style.


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