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Up before 2 on a Saturday? …What for?

19 Sep

Texas’ only film festival, Thin Line Film Fest, is giving a little taste of what’s to come in February for its three-year anniversary.

I biked over to the Fine Arts Center on the Denton Square this morning (before 10 AM!!) for a screening of Nuremberg, a 1946  documentary about the Nazi Nuremberg trials directed by Pare Lorentz. There’s really nothing like waking up to crimes against humanity on a Saturday morning. Though this documentary had a pretty sparse audience (maybe 20 people) I imagine Denton has recovered from last night. I expect the turnout to definitely pick up as the day goes on.

The mini festival includes eight documentaries, six of which cover environmental and conservation issues from the 1930s to present day. Admission is $2 or three canned food items per session. It’s about 1:15 now, so if you hurry to to the Square, you can catch session 2 featuring The Plow that Broke the Plains, a 1936 Lorentz documentary, and America’s Lost Landscape : The Tallgrass Prairie, a 1936 documentary directed by David O’Shields.

Also playing is The River, a 1930 documentary by Lorentz, and Burning the Future: Coal in America, directed by David Novac and winner of the International Documentary Association Grant in 2008 during session three at 4:30 p.m.and Oil on Ice, directd by Dale Djerassi & Bo Boudart in 2004 and Garbage Warrior, directed by Oliver Hodge in 2008 for the final session starting at 8 p.m.