2020 | USA | 24 MIN | World Premiere Friday, March 27 | 3:30PM Shorts Program: Together is Possible Cuban performing arts often play an important role in engaging citizens with a sense of history and place, and in addressing environmental and cultural challenges. In far Western Cuba, in the city of Pinar del Rio,…

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2020 | USA | 5 MIN | World Premiere Friday, March 27 | 6:30PM Saturday, March 28 | 5:15PM B.U.T.T.S. (Better Understanding Through Trash Service) is an ever growing group of Dentonites who traverse the downtown Denton scene every Monday night to pick up cigarette butts. In this documentary short the audience is introduced to…

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2016 | USA | 90 MIN | Texas Spotlight Sunday, March 29 | 1PM In February of 2015 Grammy-award-winning band, Snarky Puppy, recorded a monumental album in front of a live studio audience with guest instrumentalists and vocalists from all over the world. The entire album was recorded in stunning 4K resolution and features candid…

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2017 | USA | 89 MIN Thursday, March 26 | 3:30PM Saturday, March 28 | 2:45PM I Am Evidence exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the United States today, estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. Despite the power of DNA to solve and prevent crimes, these kits containing potentially crucial…

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2020 | Russia | 51 MIN | World Premiere Thursday, March 26 | 11:30AMFriday, March 27 | 11:30AM Sockeye, a species of wild salmon, is born in Kamchatkan waters and spends its entire life in the Pacific Ocean. Only once does it return to fresh waters – to give offspring, start the circle of life,…

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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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