“As a small piece of the grand puzzle of race relations and the sentimental weight of ancestry and place, Tomlinson Hill is a stunning tribute to the importance of understanding the past even as we seek a brighter future.”

TOMLINSON HILL is the story of America, as seen through the microcosm of a small Texas town called Marlin. The film takes its name from the former Texas slave plantation that at one time defined this region. We trace this story through the eyes of two descendants – one black – Loreane Tomlinson; and one white – Chris Tomlinson, who independently come back for very different reasons to find their crumbling community still struggling under the weight of 150 years of class separation. On the verge of economic ruin or redemption, Marlin’s future success is dependent on the community truly coming together as one.

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Dallas Screening, March 26th, 7pm. Join us!

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We’re excited for the Junior League presentation of Tomlinson Hill tomorrow night (March 26th) in Dallas. Here’s the details if you’d like to join us! Chris and I will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. http://dallasfacesrace.com/events/junior-league-tomlinson-hill-screening/

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Catch Tomlinson Hill in Indiana for Black History Month

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Indiana Public Media, WTIU, will broadcast Tomlinson Hill for Black History Month on Feb. 20. We’re proud that to be included with so many other great documentaries, including The March and Faith in the Hood. Find out more about WTIU’s programs for Black History Month here.

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Questions, a Photo and a Confession

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By Chris Tomlinson We screened the film Tomlinson Hill recently at Baylor University in Waco, and I was thrilled to see so many people from Marlin present. Afterward during the question and answer period, Lisa Kaselak and I got some hard questions about the choices we made in the film, all of them very thoughtful. [...]

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