1. No camera could be complete without a lens - the glass technology that brings the world into focus. Dive into the history of the lens from it's early beginning as a fire starting tool to the plethora of modern designs.

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  2. In the late 1800’s, tens of thousands of Czech immigrants settled farmland in Central Texas. They brought with them the tradition of the community dance hall, building over 1,000 halls in little towns from Temple to Anhalt. Fewer than half remain open today. Noc na Tanečku (Night at the Dance) profiles Sefcik Hall, in Seaton, one of the last true Czech dance halls in Texas, and the elderly folk that still come there each Sunday to wax the floor and dance the polka, even as they struggle with old age, illness, and in some cases, death. (Released: 2011)

    SXSW (Premiere)
    AFI Silverdocs
    Hamptons International Film Festival
    Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
    Sguardi Altrove Film Festival
    New Orleans Film Festival
    Port Townsend Film Festival
    Sidewalk Film Festival
    PBS On-Line Film Festival


    2011 Student Film Award, Hamptons International Film Festival
    2011 Documentary Award, UT Longhorn Denius Film Showcase

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