2011 Events

@CTION! Party
Friday, Mar 4 / 10:00PM / Other
The now-legendary Friday night party held at a downtown nightclub. Sponsored by Schlafly Beer. Music by DJ Name Names and the Chances DJ Collective.The party begins at 10 pm and the design is a fantastical forest of dots, spots & altered perceptions inspired by the work of Yayoi Kusama, designed by a Chicago/Columbia collective.
Buskers Last Stand
Sunday, Mar 6 / 10:15PM / Missouri Theatre
With a tear and a beer, the festival ends as the last air escapes the bellows of the accordion. LInk arms with your festival friends and join a ragtag crew of buskers in the lobby of the Missouri Theatre as they offer an instant wake for T/F 2011. Event begins directly after the closing night film.
Campfire Stories
Friday, Mar 4 / 10:00PM / The Chapel
Join us in the Chapel for a new, cozy tradition: eight filmmakers gather around a "campfire" to swap tales of the scene that got away, complete with s'mores. Sponsored by HBO Documentary Films
Closing Night Reception
Sunday, Mar 6 / 6:45PM / Missouri Theatre
A common meal for all who attend our closing night film at the Missouri Theatre. Catered by our good friends at Addison's.
Comedy Night
Saturday, Mar 5 / 11:15PM / Blue Note
Lee Kern is an artist, writer, comedian and filmmaker. He is crap at all of them. Jonathan Gotsick, the inventor of aisling, is known in certain circles as Johnny St. John. Passholders get in free; others are $5.
Eastside Showcase
Thursday, Mar 3 / 10:00PM / Other
The Eastside Tavern hosts a kick-off show a number of bands. Doors at 8pm. Show at 10pm.
Filmmaker Fete
Saturday, Mar 5 / 4:00PM / Other
PS:Gallery, in its new home on Walnut Street, hosts this year's banquet in honor of our visiting filmmakers. Mike Odette and Sycamore provide the food. Sponsored by the MIssouri Film Commission
Friday Night Showcase
Friday, Mar 4 / 8:00PM / Other
Roots music lovers, this is the showcase for you. Doors at 8, Show at 9pm. Berlin Theater/Cafe Berlin.
Gimme Truth!
Saturday, Mar 5 / 9:30PM / Blue Note
The world's greatest documentary game show returns with host Johnny St. John.
March March
Friday, Mar 4 / 5:15PM / Other
The festival's signature kickoff parade through the streets of Columbia. All are welcome to watch and participate! It's free! For more info, check out: http://www.offtrackevents.com/marchmarch.php
Mojo's A-Go-Go
Saturday, Mar 5 / 10:00PM / Other
Stomp out a day's documentaries with soul sensations Kings Go Forth, plus Netherfriends and Hai Usagi. Doors at 8pm. Show at 10pm
Reality Bites
Friday, Mar 4 / 5:30PM / Missouri Theatre
Directly following the March March, come sample tasty appetizers from some of Columbia's finest downtown restaurants in the Missouri Theatre lobby. (Open to Super and Silver Circle and Lux passholders)
Saturday Night Showcase
Saturday, Mar 5 / 8:00PM / Other
The omelette flippers at Cafe Berlin flip out to three new bands. Doors at 8pm, Show at 9 pm
The Jubilee
Thursday, Mar 3 / 6:00PM / Missouri Theatre
Let the Jubilee begin: Having reached the ripe old age of eight, True/False is ready to kick off the Fest with a fancypants gala. Those with a Lux pass or above are invited to the Missouri Theatre. Catch one of the first screenings of the fest, the film "Benda Bilili!", and partake of the plentiful libations, provided by downtown's finest bartenders.
The Speculative Stroll
Saturday, Mar 5 / 11:45AM / Box Office
Saturday, Mar 5 / 2:30PM / Box Office
Sunday, Mar 6 / 11:45AM / Box Office
Sunday, Mar 6 / 5:15PM / Box Office
Free-wheeling raconteur Speed Levitch, featured in the film "The Cruise," accompanied by aide-de-camp Gabriel Williams, gives us a free tour of Columbia that introduces us to a city we didn't know existed. Starts from the T/F Box Office.
The Weird Wake-Up
Sunday, Mar 6 / 9:30AM / The Odd Fellows Temple
Join us for this year's field trip, this time to the Odd Fellows Temple, as we eat breakfast provided by Cafe Berlin and thrill to Brent Green's "Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then," accompanied by a live soundtrack.
Thursday Night Showcase
Thursday, Mar 3 / 9:00PM / Other
And it all begins with a hoot and a holler at The Berlin Theater/Cafe Berlin . . . Our Thursday night kick-off concert will feature fest favorites. Doors at 8pm. Show at 9 pm.
True Life Run
Saturday, Mar 5 / 8:00AM / Other
A new, bright-and-early tradition at T/F, the True Life Run challenges all runners and walkers to start Saturday, March 5 with a mad dash through the streets of downtown Columbia.