March 25-29, 2020 | Denton, Texas, USA

Al Imam

2017 | USA | 19 MIN | Texas Premiere Friday, April 12 / 8:30PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7 Sunday April 14 / 5:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 8 Despite controversy and threats, Muslim spiritual leader Ani Zonneveld takes a stand for justice through activism and a progressive practice of Islam. Enduring threats, excommunication from family, and…

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Girl in the Hallway

2018 | Canada | 10 MIN | North America Premiere Short Film Program 6: Point of View Saturday, April 13 / 9:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7 Why does ‘Little Red Riding hood’ give Jamie nightmares? It’s been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still. This is a testament to locked doors.…

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Ebrahim

2018 | Germany/Greece | 29 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program 6: Point of View Saturday, April 13 / 9:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7 Having survived the journey to Europe, Ebrahim waits in a camp halfway between the home he loves and his new life in ’the promised land’, which appears less promising with…

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_______, Texas

2018 | USA | 10 MIN | World Premiere Sunday, April 14 / 12:30 PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7 A short exploration of group identities within the context of the shared geography of Texas. How do processes of immigration and gentrification change collective senses of identity? What does it mean to be Texan? Director: Lina…

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Event Horizon: How Space Changes Your Perspective on Life

2015  |  USA | 2 MIN Short Film Program 1: Look Up! Thursday, April 11 / 6:00 PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7 Only 560 people have ever been to outer space. For obvious reasons, a trip there can change one’s perspective. For NASA astronaut and former NFL wide receiver Leland Melvin, that change happened when…

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After the Fire

2018 | USA | 19 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, April 13 / 11:30AM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 Sunday, April 14 / 12:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 8 After the Fire follows residents of Sonoma Valley as they struggle to find their places in a community that has been reshaped overnight by the historic Northern California…

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The Last Steps

2016 | USA | 20 MIN Shorts Program 1: Look Up! Thursday, April 11 / 6:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7  On December 7, 1972, NASA launched Apollo 17, a lunar mission crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt. It would be the last time humans traveled beyond low Earth orbit, the last time…

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Dallas Movie Locations

2019 | USA | 5 MIN | World Premiere True Texas Travel Program Saturday, April 13 / 5:30PM / Campus Theatre Denton filmmakers take a day-trip to Dallas to visit iconic movie locations filmed in the area and spend the day exploring the sights and sounds that the city has to offer. Directors: Anthony Najera and Elia Najera…

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At Arm’s Length

2018 | USA | 15 MIN | World Premiere Short Film Program 2: Two by Two Thursday, April 11 / 8:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 In At Arm’s Length, two journalists who covered a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX, attempt to reconcile their empathic relationships to the survivors with the distance required to continue…

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Ethan

2019 | USA | 39 MIN  | World Premiere Short Film Program 4: Play On Friday, April 12 / 6:30 PM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 Filmed over twelve years, Ethan is a funny, poignant coming of age story of a young man with autism. As his family grapples with raising a son to adulthood, Ethan…

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Short Films

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Teeth

2018 | USA | 13 MIN | Texas Premiere Thursday, April 11 / 6:30PM / Alamo Drafthouse 8 Friday, April 12 / 3:30PM / Campus Theatre Hawaiian grandmother Angelica’s healing from sexual abuse as a child parallels the fixing of knocked out and rotten teeth. Aloha is replacing her pain and an ever-present fight to…

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The Derby

2018 | USA | 15 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program 5: All of Us Saturday, April 13 / 2:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 The Derby follows the haves and the have-nots during Kentucky Derby weekend. Via on-location interviews from varied perspectives–from an anonymous reveler drinking and placing bets on Millionaires Row, to Guatemalan…

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The Last Steps

2016 | USA | 20 MIN Shorts Program 1: Look Up! Thursday, April 11 / 6:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7  On December 7, 1972, NASA launched Apollo 17, a lunar mission crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt. It would be the last time humans traveled beyond low Earth orbit, the last time…

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The Other Side

2019 | USA | 10 MIN | World Premiere Short Film Program 4: Play On Friday, April 12 / 6:30 PM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 Denton journalist Mike Miller channels life from the arts and music scene through the medium of local television. Since 2012, The Other Side has peered behind the curtain of culture,…

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There’s Something in the Water

2018 | USA | 8 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program 3: Take a Chance Friday, April 12 / 5:30 PM / Alamo Drafthouse 8 Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas, but its delicate eco-system is threatened by a seemingly unstoppable invasive species of floating fern: Giant Salvinia. There’s Something in the…

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Tinkering with the TEKS

2018 | USA | 14 MIN | World Premiere Short Film Program 5: All of Us Saturday, April 13 / 2:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 Denton County school, Dyer Elementary, puts together a plan to improve their playground with unique learning opportunities for their students and interactive learning stations. World Premiere Director: Anthony Najera (in attendance)…

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Travelin West Texas

2019 | USA | 2 MIN | World Premiere True Texas Travel Program Saturday, April 13 / 5:30PM / Campus Theatre A native Houstonian and fifth-generation Texan now living in NYC, this video was inspired by a recent trip out West where she escaped the big city, could see the stars at night, and the glory of the…

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Under Her Wings

2018 | USA | 35 MIN | Texas Premiere Shorts Program 1: Look Up! Thursday, April 11 / 6:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7  Compassion can take you by surprise. Toni Lance came to St. Croix as a young artist, expecting to discover and express the beauty of the island. She could not have anticipated the…

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Voices of Maria

2018 | USA | 30 MIN | World Premiere Short Film Program 5: All of Us Saturday, April 13 / 2:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 In the aftermath of the second deadliest storm in US history, Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico’s infrastructure utterly wasted. In the midst of an island-wide blackout, emerged an overwhelming sense…

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