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    Frame 4 Frame Film Festival

    Frame 4 Frame

    The non-profit Frame4Frame Festival ( returns to Arlington, Tex., September 20 -23 featuring art, music and film.  The Festival is in its third year and attracts hundreds to celebrate local independent film, visual arts and music in the Arlington community.   

    James Hawthorne, Frame4Frame Film Festival organizer, maintains the Festival keeps growing and gets better each year due to the overwhelming support received from the local community and local artists who participate.  

    “The growth is validation that Arlington residents will support arts activities in its own community and that these events bring money into the city those visiting the Festival,” Hawthorne said. “Last year, we had people come in from Austin and from as far away as Alabama to enjoy the festivities.”   

    Third Festival Details

    This year’s Festival will kick-off on Thursday, September 20 with a free concert and with music continuing throughout the weekend at the primary stage in J. Gilligan’s Bar (400 E. Abram St., Arlington).  There will also be other music acts at various locations in the Arlington downtown area including the Arlington Museum of Art (201 W. Main St. Arlington).  

    The Film Festival will take place at the Studio Movie Grill located in Lincoln Square (452 Lincoln Square, Arlington) starting on Friday, September 21 at 6 p.m.  The Festival opens with a Red Carpet Reception, showcasing a little bit of Hollywood along with local independent filmmakers.  The event is usually a sell-out, but fans are always welcome to watch the Red-Carpet festivities in the SMG lobby. 

    The Film Festival is a very diverse collection of independent film from filmmakers throughout the world.  “We celebrate a full array of films here along with the powerful stories that they tell,” Hawthorne said.  

    Visual arts will also be highlighted at the Arlington Museum of Art with two exhibits, one entitled “Jolly” which features Japanese themed sculptures by Marilyn Jolly.  The other exhibit “Fung,” is  Artic cartography by Adam Fung.

    Festival Growth Acknowledged
     “No longer do you have to drive to Fort Worth or Dallas to enjoy a quality film festival,” said Hawthorne.  “Arlington has a vibrant film community, and we believe that once you experience our Festival that point will be driven home.” 

    Arlington is already known as an entertainment destination and the organizers of the Frame4Frame Festival want to add the arts into that mix. “As I’ve always said when you think of film, Arlington probably doesn’t come to mind, but we’re hoping to change that,” Hawthorne said.        

    A complete guide of activities will be available on the Festival website:  #F4FFest18


    Fact Sheet

    Frame4Frame Art, Music & Film Festival

    Thursday, September 20 (for music and art) Friday, September 21 (for film)  – Sunday, September 23, 2018


    Studio Movie Grill (Lincoln Square)
    452 Lincoln Square
    Arlington, Texas 76011
    Arlington Museum of Art
    201 W. Main St.
    Arlington, Texas 76010

    J. Gilligan’s
    400 E. Abram St.
    Arlington, Texas 76010

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