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New Film Festival to Debut in Arlington

Frame4Frame will spotlight Arlington filmmakers.

The Frame4Frame festival, a platform for North Texas filmmakers with an art exhibit and live music thrown in for good measure, will make its debut in Arlington the weekend of Sept. 15.

Arlington-based filmmakers dominate the lineup of about 20 films, mostly shorts, with a handful from elsewhere in North Texas and Austin, plus two outliers from Brooklyn and Stockholm, Sweden, respectively.

“It’s our way of supporting independent film and the outstanding filmmakers who come out of Arlington,” festival director James Hawthorne says in a press release. “Arlington has a vibrant film community that includes individuals recognized by their peers as award winners and industry leaders.”

All screenings are at Arlington’s Studio Movie Grill. The festival’s live music and art offerings are about a 15-minute drive away, with performers including former The Voice contestant Jeffrey Austin and Adonis Rose at South Street Patio and a new show — Ulterior Motifs, a group exhibition of Texas artists — at the Arlington Museum of Art.

The Frame4Frame Festival kicks off with a Sept. 15 reception at J. Gilligan’s and runs through the 18th. A full lineup and more info can be found here. A ticket will run you from $60 to $100.

Here’s the trailer for A Man Called Jon, which is screening at the festival and seems to be targeting the lucrative Christian market that made God’s Not Dead a hit and spawned a thousand church field trips to the movie theater.

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