- The Art RambleSaturday, Mar 5 / 12:00PM / Box OfficeSaturday, Mar 5 / 2:30PM / Box OfficeSunday, Mar 6 / 12:00PM / Box OfficeSunday, Mar 6 / 2:30PM / Box Office
Bon vivant and raconteur Gabriel Williams leads rollicking tours of downtown art and curiosities, including many of True/False’s art installations. Free and open to the public.
- Campfire StoriesFriday, Mar 4 / 9:30PM / Corner Playhouse
Gather round the hearth and come hear some stellar storytellers spin yarns in our cozy forest clearing. The evening’s spirit guide will be musician Samuel James on steel guitar, with seven other filmmaker/raconteurs sharing Off the Trail adventures. Homemade s'mores will be served courtesy of Uprise Bakery, the Candy Factory, and the Wine Cellar & Bistro. Reserved ticket required; open to all passholders.
- ChautauquaSunday, Mar 6 / 9:30AM / Rhynsburger Theatre
Join our six piquant Provocateurs and host, Kaitlin Prest, for a variety show featuring provocations, music, and storytelling. Immediately following, continue the conversation one-on-one in the Bingham Gallery (right across the hall) with a high tea featuring Fire Pot teas from Kaldi’s Coffee. Presented by The Ford Foundation
- Gimme Truth!Saturday, Mar 5 / 10:30PM / The Vimeo Theater at The Blue Note
Emceed by T/F superstar Johnny St. John, America's favorite documentary game show challenges the audience plus a panel of esteemed contestants to determine truthiness. Local non-professional filmmakers attempt to fool seasoned directors Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson), Morgan Neville (The Music of Strangers), and Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated) by presenting their totally true or totally false two-minute docs. Tech support provided by CAT. Ticket required. Presented by Vimeo.
- March MarchFriday, Mar 4 / 5:15PM / Boone County Courthouse Square
What better way to encourage the tremulous start of spring than to lead by example and march into March? To bring this month in like a lion, we invite one and all to join, dress in costume, ride your bike, whatever you'd like (just no advertising or motorized vehicles). Free and open to the public. Led by our own King of Queens, Ron Ironic Ribiat.
- Staying Indie: Crowdfunding to Build IndependenceSaturday, Mar 5 / 9:00AM / Reynolds Journalism Institute
Seed&Spark big cheese and all-around mega-smartypants Emily Best gets counterintuitive in this provocative talk about crowdfunding. Making the case for crowdfunding’s importance laying less in the raising of money and more in building a connection with your audience, Emily will provide a clear action plan that charts a path towards a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience. Come ready to have everything you think you know about crowdfunding be called into question. Presented by Seed&Spark, livestream by Teradek.
The Teradek livestream will be available HERE.
- True Life RunSaturday, Mar 5 / 9:00AM / Flat Branch Park
A bright-and-early tradition at T/F, the True Life Run invites all runners and walkers to start Saturday, March 5, with a mad dash through the streets of downtown Columbia. The 5k run/walk will start at 9am in Flat Branch Park and take in the landmarks of our fair city, covering a handful of eclectic adventures along the way. Up for grabs is a Lux pass to next year’s True/False to the male and female winners. Winners will be determined by a combination of course time and successful participation in the harebrained challenges along the way.
The entry fee of $25 includes the run, official T-shirt, and breakfast from Harold's Doughnuts, B&B Bagels, and Kaldi's Coffee. Online registration for the True Life Run ends at 10pm on Friday, March 4. You can register on site at 8am on Saturday, March 5, for a day-of fee of $30. Proceeds from the Run will be donated to the True Life Fund.
- VJ Suave Animation RideFriday, Mar 4 / 6:00PM / The Picturehouse LawnSaturday, Mar 5 / 10:00PM / The Great Wall
Artist Ygor Marotta visits the US for the first time from São Paulo, Brazil with his Suaveciclo. On a specially rigged tricycle, Marotta creates a colorful moving canvas across Columbia’s downtown. This traveling cinema begins with hand drawings that are transformed into digital animation, before Marotta illuminates them using unique projection techniques. His characters fly, skip, and scamper across downtown walls and other surfaces, re-animating the everyday into the fantastic. Free and open to the public.