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FRAME4FRAME Festival Returns to Arlington September 20-23rd

FRAME4FRAME Festival Returns to Arlington September 20-23rd

The non-profit Frame4Frame Festival  returns to Arlington, Tex., September 20 -23 featuring art, music and film.  The Festival is in its third year and attracts hundreds to celebrate local independent film, visual arts and music in the Arlington community.

James Hawthorne, Frame4Frame Film Festival organizer, maintains the Festival keeps growing and gets better each year due to the overwhelming support received from the local community and local artists who participate.

“The growth is validation that Arlington residents will support arts activities in its own community and that these events bring money into the city those visiting the Festival,” Hawthorne said. “Last year, we had people come in from Austin and from as far away as Alabama to enjoy the festivities.”

Third Festival Details
This year’s Festival will kick-off on Thursday, September 20 with a free concert and with music continuing throughout the weekend at the primary stage in J. Gilligan’s Bar (400 E. Abram St., Arlington).  There will also be other music acts at various locations in the Arlington downtown area including the Arlington Museum of Art (201 W. Main St. Arlington).

The Film Festival will take place at the Studio Movie Grill located in Lincoln Square (452 Lincoln Square, Arlington) starting on Friday, September 21 at 6 p.m.  The Festival opens with a Red Carpet Reception, showcasing a little bit of Hollywood along with local independent filmmakers.  The event is usually a sell-out, but fans are always welcome to watch the Red-Carpet festivities in the SMG lobby.

The Film Festival is a very diverse collection of independent film from filmmakers throughout the world.  “We celebrate a full array of films here along with the powerful stories that they tell,” Hawthorne said.

Visual arts will also be highlighted at the Arlington Museum of Art with two exhibits, one entitled “Jolly” which features Japanese themed sculptures by Marilyn Jolly.  The other exhibit “Fung,” is  Artic cartography by Adam Fung.

Festival Growth Acknowledged
“No longer do you have to drive to Fort Worth or Dallas to enjoy a quality film festival,” said Hawthorne.  “Arlington has a vibrant film community, and we believe that once you experience our Festival that point will be driven home.”

Arlington is already known as an entertainment destination and the organizers of the Frame4Frame Festival want to add the arts into that mix. “As I’ve always said when you think of film, Arlington probably doesn’t come to mind, but we’re hoping to change that,” Hawthorne said.

A complete guide of activities will be available on the Festival website:
Fact Sheet
What:
Frame4Frame Art, Music & Film Festival

When:
Thursday, September 20 (for music and art) Friday, September 21 (for film)  – Sunday, September 23, 2018
Where:

Film:
Studio Movie Grill (Lincoln Square)
452 Lincoln Square
Arlington, Texas 76011

Art:
Arlington Museum of Art
201 W. Main St.
Arlington, Texas 76010

Music:
J. Gilligan’s
400 E. Abram St.
Arlington, Texas 76010

https://www.facebook.com/Frame4FrameFilm/

Admission
Full Festival Badges: $50
Saturday Festival Badges: $25
Film Block Tickets (each block includes features and shorts): $10

Dates & Film Block Times
Friday, September 21
7 p.m.
Evening Film Block #1

Saturday, September 22
1 p.m.
Afternoon Film Block #2

Saturday, September 22
4:25 p.m.
Late Afternoon/Early Evening Film Block #3

Saturday, September 23
6:40 p.m.
Double Feature Film Block #4

Sunday, September 23
4 p.m.
Late Afternoon Film Block #5

6:30 p.m.
Awards Presentation

Film Schedule Details:

Friday, September 21 7 p.m.
Evening Film Block #1

SHORT
Still Life            Zachary Mann            Midlothian, VA
A crazed ex-girlfriend breaks into the apartment of her old lover and his fiancé.

SHORT
Hello Henry            Zachary Dyck            Denton, TX
A lonely man finally finds the love of his life when a married woman moves in across the street. Their forbidden relationship drives them to hire a hitman to eliminate the controlling husband.

Web presence:
https://www.facebook.com/rigidmotionfilms/
https://twitter.com/hellohenryfilm

SHORT
What Do You See        Joseph Tesfaye            Grand Prairie, TX
A true story, about the moments leading up to a black kid’s arrest.

SHORT
Don’t Watch The News    Lafayette Dennis            Mansfield, TX
A group of friends come together to create one of the most diverse places to work in the world. Their plans of sustaining this environment quickly derail, however, when TVs playing of divisive news stories are planted in their workspace; crumbling the union they once had.

SHORT
Foreign            Timothy Ross            Lucerne, Switzerland
In a society that mistrusts foreigners, a Swiss lawyer with Arabic roots becomes a victim of prejudice due to his Middle-Eastern origins.

Q & A with Shorts’ Cast, Crew & Audience
FEATURE
Edge of the World        Randy Redroad        Long Beach, CA
A coach leads a team of troubled kids with painful pasts as he battles his own crisis of faith.

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/264700578
Web presence:
https://www.facebook.com/edgeoftheworldfilm/

Q & A with Feature’s Cast, Crew & Audience

Saturday, September 22 1 p.m.
Afternoon Film Block #2

SHORT
Nobody Dies Here            Simon Panay            Sologny, France
Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.

Web presence:
https://www.nobodydieshere.com/

SHORT
Roses Are Read            Samuel Estrada, Jr.        Saginaw, TX
An Iraq War Veteran who is struggling with PTSD is encouraged to write and express himself through poetry. The film is about overcoming obstacles and is truly inspirational with real veterans portraying their emotions. It includes a ninety-one-year-old surviving member of the Tuskegee Airman (Homer Houges) as well as other military veterans; and shines a light on those struggling with PTSD.
Q & A with Shorts’ Cast, Crew & Audience

FEATURE
Paz, Amoy y Música            Israel Marquez        Grand Prairie, TX
Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriter Alex Ruiz talks about his beginnings as a ditch digger to becoming a lead vocalist for a band named Chingon, which belongs to one of Hollywood’s top film makers Robert Rodriguez. Alex has also performed with Del Castillo, Los Lonely Boys, Willie Nelson, Los Lobos, Carlos Santana and many more.

Trailer:
https://youtu.be/AU0kLXM8C2A
Web presence:
https://www.facebook.com/ruizmarquezfilms/

Q & A with Feature’s Cast, Crew & Audience

SHORT
Talkin’ that Mumbo Jumbo 2018    George Wada            Arlington, TX
The 1945 film noir “Detour” is the backdrop for Texas blues rocker Steve Hill song “Talkin’ that Mumbo Jumbo” as we take a journey through America’s media culture. (music video)

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/287527563
SHORT
Popcorn & Chocolate            Michael Baker            Garland, TX
A tenacious middle school band student selling fundraisers helps a grief-stricken military family recover from their loss.
Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/232190823
Web presence:
https://www.facebook.com/popcornchocolate/
SHORT
New Hope, Texas            Shelly Brandon        Arlington, TX
After a life-altering crisis, Bill, a nearly retired rancher and his wife, Gloria, find out how to love when everything about their relationship suddenly changes.
SHORT
Unarmed                Elias Moreno            Arlington, TX
Unarmed follows a young African American male, David, who’s father was murdered by the police. David’s biggest fear is seeing his daughter grow up without a father the same way he grew up without one.
Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/205249722
Q & A with Shorts’ Cast, Crew & Audience

Saturday September 22 4:25 p.m.
Late Afternoon/Early Evening Film Block #3

FEATURE
Detroit Under Stress                David Van Wie        Pheonix, AZ
In 1971, the Detroit Police Department begins operating one of the most controversial decoy police units ever created to battle street crime, S.T.R.E.S.S. (Stop the Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets). After one year, Detroit becomes the city with the highest police civilian fatal shootings as well as the city with the highest police officer deaths. For the first time in almost 50 years, hear this incredible story from the STRESS officers who were there doing the decoy work as well as the community leaders and activists who were trying to disband the unit.
Web presences:
https://www.facebook.com/detroitunderstressmovie
http://www.detroitunderstress.com/

Q & A with Feature’s Cast, Crew & Audience

SHORT
Building The Sky                Dylan Olmstead        Arlington, TX
Astronaut Larry Sheffield recounts his first trip into space, but not everything is as seems in this mockumentary.

Web presence:
https://twitter.com/dilly_dough

SHORT
The Door                    Nathan Guerra        Dallas, TX
Two women face off against what could quite possibly be the end of the world…or not.

Trailer:
https://youtu.be/Vog4Fv9irmw

SHORT
Ephemeral                    Tristan Sparks-McMahon    Dallas, TX
When Finn Smith is left home alone after his parents are faced with an impossible dilemma, he soon discovers that the deadly illness that has plagued the planet is now knocking on his front door and demands to be let in.

Q & A with Shorts’ Cast, Crew & Audience

Saturday, September 23 6:40 p.m.
Double Feature Film Block #4

FEATURE
Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake  Matthew Klapowitz  New York, NY 
How far would you go to pursue your passion? At 87 years old, Hank Virgona commutes to his Union Square studio six days a week and makes art. Despite poor health, cancer, lack of revenue and obscurity as an artist, Hank is unrelenting in his quest to understand how life and art are the same.

Trailer:
https://www.facebook.com/BurningHammerProductions/videos/1522571784497129/

Web presence:
https://www.facebook.com/BurningHammerProductions/
https://twitter.com/burninghammerNY

Q & A with Feature’s Cast, Crew & Audience

FEATURE
Poor Greg Drowning            Jeff Collins            Los Angeles, CA
POOR GREG DROWNING is a grounded R-rated comedy with genuine heart and romance.  Greg is a love addict whose girlfriend left him for their couples therapist. Depressed, heartbroken, and unemployed, Greg must find a roommate to help pay rent. But Greg scares all potential roommates away, except for a girl named Peyton who moves in and whom Greg falls madly in love with.

Q & A with Features’ Cast, Crew & Audience
Sunday, September 23 4 p.m.
Late Afternoon Film Block #5

SHORT
Alma                    Samantha Reich        Arlington, TX
Primordial instincts awaken as a group of isolated mountain villagers are threatened by demons of their own design.

SHORT
Don’t Drink The Water        Jeramie Wilkinson        Frisco, TX
Molly’s hesitations about having children are troubling her life and her dreams. Her husband, Danny, is ready for kids, and Molly doesn’t want to ruin his excitement. At a barbecue with friends and family, Molly must navigate the gauntlet of pressures from her loved ones, who all have children of their own. She must find the courage to tell Danny how she feels before her fears damage her relationship with her husband beyond repair.
Web presences:
https://www.facebook.com/DontDrinktheWaterFilm/#
http://ddtw.weebly.com/
Q & A with Shorts’ Cast, Crew & Audience
FEATURE
Natural Hair                Reginald Titus            Dallas, TX
A feature-length documentary that explores the struggles of hair identity told by women of color.
Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/285778276

Web presences:
https://www.facebook.com/NaturalHairTheMovie/
https://www.naturalhairthemovie.com/
https://twitter.com/naturalhairmov

Q & A with Feature’s Cast, Crew & Audience

6:30 p.m.
Awards Presentation

 



Is an editor and feature writer, Kelly J. Kitchens found herself engrossed in the North Texas’ arts, entertainment, leisure/hospitality and fund raising events scene in the early and mid-'90s. Her love of film, music, art, theater, and worthy causes drove her to then pursue the publicity side of the media business in 1995. Kelly has been honored as a “master publicist” in the Fort Worth Business Press and a “media professional” in The Dallas Morning News. The year 2014 is a bang of a year! Not only is Kelly working on the Dallas VideoFest in October and Lone Star Film Festival in November, she is also the publicist for the Alamo Drafthouses DFW in Richardson. She will be opening the Alamo in Dallas in 2015 and Alamo in Las Colinas in 2016. Kelly was featured in a journalist's Master Thesis all about how she became a publicist and how she works. It is recommended reading if you plan to call on Kelly. Kelly J Kitchens Media Relations/Entertainment Publicity kellykitchenspr.com 214-684-1378 kelly@kellykitchenspr.com