The University of Texas at Arlington will be represented this week at the annual Women in Film Dallas Chick Flicks Festival.
Three films from Department of Art and Art History students have been entered in the Short Film Competition:
- “Art is War,” by Jennifer Hightower: A struggling artist battles to complete a painting. She soon realizes there are no short cuts (i.e. Bob Ross’s instruction) to creating a work of art. Only by waging war within herself does she find her creative muse.
- “Daisy,” by Brittany Ingram: A young woman wakes from a deep slumber on a quiet rural street and embarks on a journey to find her lost sister, only to discover that she is the one who is lost.
- “The Long Run,” with Damaris Gloria: News reports and yellow journalism isn’t the only way the war on drugs has left a mark in the border town of Brownsville, Texas. On a typical sunny day, German takes care of yard work and listens to one of the few talk radio stations in the Rio Grande Valley. His two sons, Checo and Luisin, attempt to outrun their enemy. In an attempt to deliver the ransom money for German’s young niece, who is held hostage, the boys turn the city into their playground. Meanwhile, over the radio waves we hear the frustration of a city and German remains lured into the media. Will he see what is happening in his own backyard?
The short film event begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Angelica Theater in Dallas. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for members.