Thursday, February 14, 2013
Take your Valentine to Denton’s Thin Line Film Festival Thursday night
Screenings include The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, a story of two people who love each other so much they choose to be one person.
DENTON If you’re looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day, consider going to a movie. Not just any movie, however. How about a documentary? The Thin Line Film Fest, Texas’ international documentary film festival currently underway in Denton, has films planned in three different venues on Thursday night. Here’s a preview of what’s in store:
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is showing at 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St., Denton. It’s a love story of a different sort between performance-rock artist Genesis P-Orridge and his soul mate, Jacqueline Breyer, known as Lady Jaye. In what he considered the ultimate act of love, Genesis underwent a series of cosmetic surgeries, transforming himself into the likeness of her. The 65-minute film was directed and produced by Marie Losier, who combined interviews, home movies, and performance footage to create this portrait of two lives.
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye - Official Movie Trailer - 2012
Corporate FM will be shown at 8 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theater, 115 N. Elm St., Denton. The film details how leveraged buyouts have impacted local radio stations. In a statement on the film’s website, director Kevin McKinney wrote, “It took me seven years to make this film. One thing that kept me going was that I wanted to figure out how stations could make money if they kept firing the listeners? Stations were selling at outrageous prices while audiences were being rebuffed at every turn. The math did not add up.” McKinney will be at the screening to answer audience questions.
Corporate FM Trailer
There will be outdoor screenings of three films at the Fry Street Theater at Cool Beans, 1207 W. Hickory St., Denton. Beginning at 7 p.m., two documentaries will be shown back to back. First, Heart Attack, a 54-minute film based on a Twilight Zone-style weekly series filmed by Kelly Hughes for public access TV in Seattle in the early 1990s. The short documentary, The Burning of Fry Street, will follow. This film originally screened at the inaugural Thin Line Film Fest in 2007 and received the Jury Prize. The film chronicles the clash between Denton activists and corporate developers over a beloved building that was eventually destroyed by arson. This zero-budget film was produced and directed by journalist and activist Christopher Jon Largen, who recently passed away in Austin last December.
The Thin Line Film Fest continues with daily screenings through February 18. Single tickets can be purchased online or at the door for $8. For the full schedule and additional information, visit thinlinefilmfest.com.
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