Denton’s Thin Line Film Fest 2013 Opens this Friday, February 8

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The largest documentary film festival in Texas brings more than 70 films to Denton February 8-18, 2013.

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The Thin Line Film Fest, Texas’ only international documentary film festival, arrives in Denton this week and brings with it dozens of films covering an array of topics for all interests and age ranges. From tales of personal tragedies and triumphs, to inspiring stories of human perseverance and courage, or the entertaining journeys of Denton’s own independent bands, Trebuchet and Snarky Puppy, there are stories to be told. More than 40 filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their films and speak with attendees before the screenings or at any of the festival’s after-parties throughout Denton.

The Thin Line Film Fest kicks off this Friday with the critically-acclaimed and Sundance award-winning feature film, Blood Brother, which follows a young man named Rocky Braat on his travels to India as a disillusioned American Tourist. But, when he meets a group of children with HIV/AIDS – he decided to stay. He never could imagine the obstacles he would face, or the love he would find. Blood Brother is screening at the Campus Theatre in downtown Denton, 2/8 at 8pm.

Notable films and event throughout the 10-day festival, include:
*all screenings at downtown Denton's Campus Theatre unless otherwise noted

Friday, February 8
10a-4p – Docu-Intensive workshop with Mark Birnbaum (Gerhard’s Restaurant)
5p – DocuDenton 7K kick-off, http://2013.thinlinefilmfest.com/index.php/docudenton7k
8p – Blood Brother

Saturday, February 9
10a – Chimpanzee
12p – Shorts Program #1
2:30p – Wampler’s Ascent
4p – Rainbow Lounge (UNT on the Square)
5p – Beyond Pollution/There is No Place…
6:30p – Head Games (UNT on the Square)
8p – Snarky Puppy: Ground Up
8:30p – Dinner at the No-Go’s (UNT on the Square)
10:30p – Shorts Program #2

Sunday, February 10
1p – Get Together Girls
3p – Magic Camp
5:30p – Shorts Program #3
8p – 5 Broken Cameras

Monday, February 11
2p – Get Together Girls
6p – Vittorio, Captain Pistone
8p – Voyage to Amasia

Tuesday, February 12
3:30p – Snarky Puppy: Ground Up
6p – Shorts Program #4
8p – Uprising

Wednesday, February 13
3:30p – Beyond Pollution/There is No Place…
5p – DocuDenton 7K Finish Line
6p – Shorts Program #5
8p – Eleanore & the Timekeeper

Thursday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day programming
3:30p – Wampler’s Ascent
6p – Shorts Program #6
6:30p – Much Ado about Knotting (Fine Arts Theater)
7p – Heart Attack/The Burning of Fry Street (Fry St Theater)
9p – Underexposed (Fry St Theater)
8p – Corporate FM (Fine Arts Theater)
8:30p – The Ballad of Genesis & Lady Jaye

Friday, February 15
3:30p – The Lost Reunions/Part of the Change
6p – Seadrift vs. the Big Guy
6:30p – Drawing Dead (Fine Arts Theater)
8p – 4 Nights in December
8:30p – Backyard Blockbusters (Fine Arts Theater)
10p – Shorts Program #7

Saturday, February 16
11:30a – Shorts Program #8
12p – Swingman (Fine Arts Theater)
1:30p – DocuDenton 7K Films
2p – Stories from Lakka Beach
3:30p – Brothers on the Line
3:45p – panel (Siam)
5p – Bat City USA
6p – The House I Live In
7p – Invisible Young (Fine Arts Theater)
8:30p – The Informant

Sunday, February 17
2p – The Anderson Monarchs
4p – In No Great Hurry
6p – Central Park Five
8:30p – Building Babel

Monday, February 18
1p – Ai Weiwei
3p – 4 Nights in December
5p – Audience Choice
7:30p – Best Documentaries

The full Thin Line Film Fest 2013 schedule can be found now at http://2013.thinlinefilmfest.com/images/2013_Official_Schedule.pdf.

Tickets are available online, http://2013.thinlinefilmfest.com/index.php/2013-01-20-04-24-26/how-to-buy-tickets, and special hotel rates are still available at The Holiday Inn & Suites from $79/night for dates February 8th thru February 18th, 2013.

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 http://www.thinlinefilmfest.com 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. http://www.escapetodenton.com

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