Friday, March 27 | 11PM | Dan’s Silverleaf Ariel & The Culture is 8-piece Latinx R&B, Hip-Hop, & Jazz group from Dallas, Texas. Since their formation in November 2017 by first-generation bandleader, Jason ‘Ariel’ Bobadilla, A&TC has been immediately recognizable for their muscle convulsing Latinx fusion of blaring horn-lines & sweeping afro-cuban rhythms.Nominated by Central…

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Friday, March 27 | 10PM | Dan’s Silverleaf The BoomBachs combine hip-hop, jazz, and rock in a way that can only be described as Space Gospel. This term originates from the band’s desire to explore beyond the usual chord progressions to pursue the less explored areas of each genre it draws from. Often compared to…

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Sunday, March 29 | 4PM | Harvest House Sky Window was formed as an experimental outlet for a group of musicians that met while studying jazz at the University of North Texas in Denton. The Band has evolved in many different ways over the years and is currently racing to the Edge of Exploration and…

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Friday, March 27 | 8PM | Harvest House DJ Yeahdef has been djing half his life.He cut his teeth playing college house parties in Denton TX.Over the years, he has placed his mixtures of house, disco, boogie, hip hop and pop all over DFW and opened for various acts like Big Boi, Mixmaster Mike, Battles,…

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Saturday, March 28 | 5:45PM | Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Born and raised in Denton, Texas, Alex Souris is a drummer, composer, and educator working in and around the Dallas music community. He studies jazz at the globally-recognized University of North Texas, where he was awarded a music scholarship and played in the GRAMMY-nominated One…

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2019 | USA | 12 MIN | World Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PMShorts Program: Opening Doors This Is The Way We Rise is a nonfiction film on exploration into the creative process, following Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio as her calling to protect sacred indigenous lands against development atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii reinvigorates her work…

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2019 | Canada, Tibet | 4 MIN | United States Premiere Friday, March 27 | 9PMShorts Program: All Around Us An impressionistic haiku-like film, illustrating a man’s first visit to his father’s occupied homeland Tibet, the second most repressed country on earth. Assembled using 16mm hand-processed film of personal road trip footage and mainstream archives,…

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2019 | Spain, Syria | 29 MIN | North America Premiere Thursday, March 26 | 1PM Sunday, March 29 | 12:30PM How does Damascus sound? In this 29-minute intimate portrait of the Syrian capital, full of nuances and hidden spots, we enter into the streets and the culture of Damascus with the writer and war…

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2019 | Spain | 10 MIN | North Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PM Shorts Program: Opening Doors When preparations were being made for the historic Apollo 11 moon mission, three space stations around the globe were needed to keep track of the spaceflight. One was in California, one in Australia and the third…

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2019 | USA | 12 MIN | North Texas Premiere Thursday, March 26 | 8:45PM Shorts Program: Circle of Time Through the palette of the Los Tejanos Art Exhibit, The Cheech explores Cheech Marin’s lifelong advocacy of the Chicano Art Movement, and his journey to develop the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and…

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