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Frame4Frame Film Festival

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Studio Movie Grill Lincoln Square

452 Lincoln Square

Arlington, TX 76011

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Frame4Frame Film Festival celebrates the independent film industry by bringing some of the finest films from around the world to Arlington, Texas. The festival also spotlights the work of our talented local filmmakers and the passionate stories they tell through the unique medium of film.

The festival will take place in the state of the art facilities of the new Studio Movie Grill at Lincoln Square in Arlington, Texas. Participants will leave entertained and inspired to make a difference in their local communities.

Friday, September 21 - 7:00 pm – Join us for our very special "Red Carpet" event screening featuring EDGE OF THE WORLD," starring Richard T. Jones and Trevor St. John!


Friday, September 21

Film Block #1 $10

7:00 pm

Still Life

Zachary Mann

Midlothian, VA.

A crazed ex-girlfriend breaks into the apartment of her old lover and his fiancé.

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.

What Do You See

Joseph Tesfaye

A true story, about the moments leading up to a black kid's arrest.

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.


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 Cast, Crew & Audience

8:15 pm

Red Carpet 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.

Q & A with Cast, Crew & Audience

Saturday, September 22

Film Block #2 $10

1:00 pm

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.

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 Cast, Crew & Audience

1:55 pm

Paz, Amoy y Música

Israel Marquez

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.

Q & A with Cast, Crew & Audience

3:35 pm

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)

Popcorn & Chocolate

Michael Baker

Garland, TX.

A tenacious middle school band student selling fundraisers helps a grief-stricken military family recover from their loss.

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.


Elias Moreno

Grand Prairie, 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

Q & A with Cast, Crew & Audience

Saturday, September 23

Film Block #3

4:25 pm

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.

Q & A with Cast, Crew & Audience

6:05 pm

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.

The Door

Nathan Guerra

Dallas, TX.

Two women face off against what could quite possibly be the end of the world...or not.


Tristan Sparks-McMahon

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 Cast, Crew & Audience

Saturday, September 23

Film Block #4 $10

6:40 pm

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.

Q & A with Cast, Crew & Audience

8:15 pm

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 Cast, Crew & Audience

Sunday, September 23

Film Block #5 $10

4 pm


Samantha Reich

Arlington, TX.

Primordial instincts awaken as a group of isolated mountain villagers are threatened by demons of their own design.

Don’t Drink The Water

Issa Currie

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.

Q & A with Cast, Crew & Audience

4:35 pm

Natural Hair The Movie

Reginald Titus

Dallas, TX.

A feature length documentary that explores the struggles of hair identity told by women of color.

Q & A with Cast, Crew & Audience

6:30 pm

Awards Presentation

Come out and meet the cast, take photos, and take part in a Q&A sessions after the screenings.

Friday, September 21 - 7:00 pm – Red carpet event screening & films

Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Films All Day

Sunday, September 23 - 4:00 pm - 7:00pm – Afternoon screenings and awards presentations

Film Blocks, Single day and Festival Passes Available.


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