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Don’t Miss This Dance Hall Documentary at The Hill Country Film Festival!

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Texas is home to a booming film industry and the setting of many movies throughout film history. One film event which is truly Texan was founded in 2010, The Hill Country Film Festival. This four-day independent film festival takes place in Fredericksburg, Texas. This year’s event occurs April 26-29. Independent filmmakers and movie fans from all over the world participate annually. This group also sponsors a summer film camp for students entering grades eight through 12.

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The 2018 Festival will be showing a documentary about a subject near and dear to the Texas Hill Country, classic Texas dance halls. “Dance Hall Days” was directed, written, and produced by Erik McCowan. Featuring 56 classic dance halls (many in the Hill Country) and interviews of over 40 people, this film is sure to provide insight and further appreciation for honky-tonk history. “Dance Hall Days” will be shown on Thursday, April 26 at 7:15 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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A wide variety of films have been screened at the Hill Country Film Festival, including short films (from 30 seconds to 30 minutes), feature-length films, documentaries, music videos, animated films, dramas, comedies, thrillers/horror, art films, and musicals. Additionally, question & answer sessions occur after each film block has ended. During this time, the director and/or any of the film’s creative team answer audience questions and talk about the process of making their film.

Ticket options include All-Access Badges with priority seating, social events, exclusive festival parties, panel discussions, and access to the Filmmaker Lounge, and Film Passes which entail access to all screenings on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Individual Tickets can be purchased at the door as available, based on All-Access Badge and Day Pass sales. All festival screenings occur at Fritztown Cinema, located at 2254 South US Highway 87, in Fredericksburg. Hop over April 26 – 29 and support the Texas film industry!