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Special DBFF events for 2019. Details will be posted throughout the year as available for upcoming film screenings, workshops/panels and other events outside of the main festival. 

DBFF at the Movies

Inside of a dark Alamo Drafthouse theatre with the DBFF logo on the screenSee you at the theater! We’re introducing a new series of monthly movies.

Each month, we’ll screen a different film — featuring some of the best in Black cinema — at Alamo Drafthouse in Denton and other local movie theaters in the DFW metroplex.

Join us for the laughter, the tears, the drama, the fright and everything in between! Check back here often for the latest additions to the schedule. 




April Film Screenings

What: “Purple Rain”- Let’s pay homage to Prince on the day marking the 3rd year of his death. The film is celebrating its 35th anniversary. 

When: April 21st (Sunday) at 5 pm

Where: Alamo Drafthouse – Denton

Thin Line Fest

Tickets are free but must be reserved at https://thinline.us/register/

April 13th (Sat.) 4pm Alamo Drafthouse- Denton and April 14th (Sun.) 1pm Alamo Drafthouse-Denton  : “The World Before Your Feet”  Trailer: https://youtu.be/-Xe4MT4YP8s

Dallas International Film Festival: 

NEGRO TERROR: Documentary about a Punk Rock Band from Memphis. 


4/15/19 10:30 PM End Time: 11:10 PM Magnolia 2 Negro Terror ★ DEEP ELLUM SOUNDS
4/16/19 6:30 PM End Time:7:40 PM Magnolia 3 Negro Terror ★ DEEP ELLUM SOUNDS


ALWAYS IN SEASON: Documentary- High on my list – A Mother’s Search for Justice – Asks disturbing question does lynching still exist in the US? Screened at Sundance – Can’t make it to Dallas for this one- it is also screening at Thin Line on 4/14 @5:30pm- Alamo Drafthouse- Denton


4/15/19 7:00 PM End Time:8:29 AM Magnolia 2 Always in Season … DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
4/17/19 1:00 PM  End Time:2:30 PM Magnolia 3 Always in Season… DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION



PREMATURE: At the top of my list- Want Drama- Romance-Coming of Age well this film has it all. Screened at Sundance this year and word is from friends who saw it there it is a good narrative film.


4/13/19 4:15 PM End Time:5:44 PM Magnolia 3 Premature  NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
4/14/19 5:30 PM End Time:6:59 PM Studio Movie Grill Royal Lane T2 Premature  NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION



BRIAN BANKS: Drama – Based on the true story of Brian Banks – HS Football player wrongfully accused of a sex crime. Though it goes against the grain a bit of the #MeToo narrative it still captures something that does and can happen. Starring Aldis Hodge.

4/17/19 7:30 PM End Time: 9:10 PM Studio Movie Grill  Royal Lane T2 Brian Banks PREMIERE SERIES

EARTHX – Both films are part of a short film screening block with additional short films: See below how to obtain tickets for these screenings. 

Saturday, April 21, 5:45 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse-Cedars(Dallas)  Saturday, April 27, 4:15  p.m. | African American Museum

Black Mambas – South Africa, 2018, 13 min.

The Black Mambas is an all-female anti-poaching unit based in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, where members are
tasked with the crucial job of saving their country’s threatened rhino population from extinction.

Saturday, April 20, 3:00p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse-Cedars(Dallas)  Sunday , April 28, 2:45 p.m. | Women’s Museum

Brotherhood of Skiing – USA 2018, 11 min. 

Documentary of black skiing going back to 1973.  That year, the National Brotherhood of Skiers formed a way to bring black skiers together to ski, celebrate and build community.  With its annual summits and  thriving youth organizations, the NBS has grown into a well-loved ski establishment and engenders the next generation of followers. 


Below is a link to obtain tickets for DBFF EarthX screenings

BROTHERHOOD OF SKIINGhttps://prekindle.com/festivalfeature/id/97934110432703397

THE BLACK MAMBAS: https://prekindle.com/festivalfeature/id/97934110432702011

To successfully purchase a ticket, click on the link above and select your film. Then choose your preferred screening and click the add button. After click on view cart then check out. You will be directed to a page where you can enter your promo code. Attached is a screenshot of the page and a red arrow that informs you where to include your promo code. 

What: The Roof & Martini Blu Spring Wine and Jazz Festival 2019, presented by Martini Blu 

When: March 16, 2019 (noon to 10:30 p.m.) and March 17, 2019 (11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.) 

Where: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554

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What: Mother’s Day Jazz Festival in Dallas, presented by Martini Blu 

Featuring: Maysa, Kirk Whalum, Marion Meadows, Kim Waters, Kayla Waters, Althea Rene, Richmond Punch, Lin Rountree, Natural Change and Andre Cavor! We needed a BIG PLACE to BRING THIS PARTY! AND WE FOUND IT! Come Celebrate Mother’s day Weekend with us in Dallas, Texas!

When: May 11 and 12, 2019

Where: Fair Park Band Shell, 1465 First Ave, Dallas, Texas 75210

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