Greater Denton Arts Council


Experience the best of cinema with Thin Line Fest, Denton Black Film Festival, and film screenings at the Arts Center and Campus Theatre.


Film Screening: What Happened, Miss Simone?
Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Timeless jazz singer Nina Simone spurred countless artists to ignite activist causes surrounding social justice, racism, and womanism through their creative platform. Exhibiting artist in our Meadows Gallery, Tyrone Geter, is one of those adoring admirers who uses her legacy as inspiration.  Oscar nominated film What Happened, Miss Simone unveils the untold truths behind the legendary singer’s public persona and the sociopolitical climate that fueled her fire. Join us as we uncover the worlds of two artists who reflect the conditions of their time. 


denton black film festival

Presented by Denton African-American Scholarship Foundation
Campus Theatre and Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) is a weekend long festival celebrating the diverse stories and culture of the black community through film, music and art. The festival will feature narratives, documentaries, and shorts submitted by filmmakers from all over the country and internationally. Screenings will be held at the historic Campus Theatre in downtown Denton. For full schedule and tickets, visit

thin line fest

Presented by the Texas Filmmakers Corporation
Free General Admission

Thin Line is a film, music, and photography festival held over 5 days in Denton, Texas. For five days, Thin Line will deliver an engaging program of high quality documentary films and world-class music. In addition, the festival presents a diverse selection of photography, on exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. For details, visit