The Real World

Documentary addicts and hippies alike will be in good company when the Thin Line Film Festival hits the eclectic and artsy Downtown Square in Denton this week. Now in its third year, the Texas filmmakers' festival will kick off on Wednesday with an appropriately blistery screening of Josh Fox's Gasland, fresh from its "Official Selection" win at Sundance. The banjo-playing, gas-mask wearing director's film addresses natural gas drilling and what the government is not telling you about its effect on your water supply. The five-day-long docu-fest features 45 other films, 20 of which will be Texas premieres and five of which have been short-listed for Oscar contention. For enthusiasts and connoisseurs, several of the featured film's producers and directors will be on-hand at the event to answer your questions. Whether or not you want to be enraged or elated, find desolation or redemption, there is sure to be something for everyone at this festival. If not, any of the neighboring bars should do the trick. Tickets can be purchased per film, but the best deal is the All-Access Pass for $100. Call 888-893-4560 or visit for more information.
Feb. 17-21, 2010