Denton Black Film Festival eases into its end-of-the-month bonanza with some special screenings.

The festival brings back its 2018 opening film, Steps, for a screening at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Studio Movie Grill, located at 10110 Technology Blvd E in Dallas. 

Steps tells the story of a man who succumbs to addiction after being robbed and shot. His addiction leads him to lose the love of his life and a relationship with his child. He has to work to achieve recovery and redemption. Admission costs $10 for an individual screening. Patrons who buy a $50 pass get one admission to any screening with no reservation required. For reservations, visit Best of Fests, a promotion by 22 North Texas film festivals that will screen a short or feature length film between Jan. 10 and 13. Students can use discount code “STUDENT19” at checkout to receive free admission and must present a valid student ID for admission at the theater. 

In conjunction with the City of Dallas Martin Luther King Jr. week, the festival will screen the 2014 film Selma from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. The film is based on the 1965 civil rights marches and Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to win equal voting rights in a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The screening is hosted by the local film festival and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. The screening is free, but RSVP is required.  

The final special screening presents Half the Picture, followed by a discussion with director Amy Adrion at 5 p.m. Jan. 24 in Room 203 of the classroom and faculty office building at Texas Woman's University.

LUCINDA BREEDING can be reached at 940-566-6877 and via Twitter at @LBreedingDRC.

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