Tick Tock Clock

15 minutes
Screens with Variety Program 1
Thursday, 4/20 @ 5PM (North Texas Premiere)
Campus Theatre
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This fun, historical film is about the friendship of 3 Texas friends, Marty, Tom and Gail, all now seniors in their 70’s, who have known each other since they were children. In 1955, having just turned 13 years old, and using a then brand new Brownie 8mm Movie Film Camera, they began documenting their lives. You’ve heard or seen the films about teenagers in the 1950’s, “Grease” and “American Graffiti”? Well here is the real deal with teens in all their pony-tail and dancing-glory. It was the era when the stars of the day were Elvis Presley and James Dean.

Through a journey of time, Tick Tock Clock takes us from the 1950s to Christmas 2014, when Gail finds out the old family house, lost in a bankruptcy a decade earlier, is being torn down. Emotions run strong as she and her same two old friends from childhood meet at the property and watch bulldozers tear it down. As trucks leave with pieces of the foundation, so do their memories of jitterbugging to 45 rpm records of Buddy Holly, Christmas mornings with family, teenage kisses, slumber parties and magical moments of innocence.

Written, Directed & Produced by: Gail Reaben


Thin Line Fest is a five-day film, music, and photography festival in Denton, Texas.

The 2017 festival is April 19-23, 2017. General admission to all festival programming is free.