Fest Digest #3: True/False Friday

Posted March 2, 2013

True/False spread out even wider in day two of the fest. Films played on all eight of our screens and were joined by concerts, parties, panels and a parade. Friday’s March March is always among the highlights, a raucous reminder that Spring is around the corner and True/False has launched into high gear. In this year’s edition the punk/circus marching band Mucca Pazza led the procession of costumed revelers to the Missouri Theater.

Later at the Missouri Theater, Manhunt, Greg Barker’s gripping detective story about the search for Osama Bin Laden, played to a packed house.

Paul Rucker wowed the crowd with his experimental cello playing before a screening of Sleepless Nights at Little Ragtag.

At Campfire Stories filmmakers basked in an intimate glow and shared tales of what could have been. One standout entry was from Emma Davie of I am Breathing, who explained her unusual collaboration with the film’s subject. Across the street from Shakespeare’s The Great Wall outdoor film installation featured a far-ranging shorts program. And T/F Friday always comes to a close with @CTION, the year’s hottest party at Tonic nightclub, with MNDR spinning for the crowd.

photo by Catherine Meagher

We have a few interesting clips to share from our post film Q and As. Andy Wolff of The Captain and His Pirate explains the how and the why of his conversations with a Somali pirate.

And Emma Davie of I Am Breathing explains the difficulty of documenting intense human suffering.

If you’re looking to hear more from our filmmakers or scout films to Q for during the rest of the weekend, KBIA has an excellent eight part series called True/False Conversations. In it they chat with the filmmakers and subjects of The Moo ManPussy Riot: A Punk PrayerCutie and the BoxerComputer ChessExpedition to the End of the WorldI Am BreathingAfter Tiller and Twenty Feet From Stardom. You can listen to the audio or read the text of a transcript.

Finally, our #truefalse hashtag continues to collect reactions from around the fest. Here are a few.

The Crash Reel was absolutely exhilarating and heart-breaking all at once. #truefalse
-Taylor Glascock @tayloremrey

THE MOO MAN: sweet, and laugh out loud funny. Shared a mimosa with the farmer at #sundance – he’s just as charming in real life. #truefalse
-Andrew Droz Palermo @DrozPalermo

Lindsay Martin’s MY FAVORITE PICTURE OF YOU – slayed me – perfectly paired with STORIES WE TELL #truefalse
-jonkelland @DocCritic

@StoriesDoc played to 1700 at Jesse tonight. Amazing. Lovely film. All the best to you and your family right now @SarahEPolley. #truefalse
-Beth Kopine Canipe @BKCanipe

the power of #truefalse, i get soft-hearted and teary-eyed as @davidkinofist earnestly thanks sponsors for their support before shows
-jonkelland @DocCritic

It’s not #truefalse without Toughcats!
-Aarik Danielsen @aarikdanielsen

Just finished Dirty Wars. Prophetic line from early in the film: “If children are terrorists, we are terrorists.” #truefalse
-guavalicious @guavalicious

Good night and see you tomorrow!