- The Art RambleSaturday, Mar 4 / 12:00PM / Box OfficeSaturday, Mar 4 / 2:30PM / Box OfficeSunday, Mar 5 / 12:00PM / Box OfficeSunday, Mar 5 / 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.
- Buskers Last StandSunday, Mar 5 / 9:30PM / Missouri Theatre
With a tear and a beer (courtesy of Logboat, Public House, and Rock Bridge breweries), the festival ends as the last air escapes the bellows of the accordion, trumpet, and megaphone. Link arms with your festival friends and join True/False's own second line in the lobby of Missouri Theatre as they throw an instant wake for T/F 2017 following the Q&A after I Am Not Your Negro. No ticket required; open to all passholders.
- Buskers Last WaltzSunday, Mar 5 / 9:00PM / Jesse Auditorium
Swing your partner round and round in the atrium of Jesse Hall following the closing night screening of Step. The Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers will lead you down the line as beer courtesy of Logboat, Public House, and Rock Bridge breweries flows, keeping the spirit of dance and T/F alive before it slumbers for another year. Live music will be provided by buskers; dancing shoes encouraged! No ticket required; open to all passholders.
- Campfire StoriesFriday, Mar 3 / 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 blues musician Samuel James on steel guitar, with eight filmmaker/fabulists: Viktor Jakovleski (Brimstone & Glory), Mette Carla Albretchsen (Venus), Dan Sickles & Antonio Santini (Dina), Peter Nicks (The Force), Sabaah Folayan (Whose Streets?), and some surprise guests. Homemade s'mores will be served courtesy of Uprise Bakery, the Candy Factory, and the Wine Cellar & Bistro. Ticket required. Presented by the Based on a True Story Conference at the University of Missouri
- Gimme Truth!Saturday, Mar 4 / 10:00PM / Showtime Theater at The Blue Note
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 by presenting their totally true or totally false two-minute docs. Emceed by new host Brian Babylon, who takes the baton from fallen legend Johnny St. John. Babylon is a Chicago-born comic and a frequent guest on NPR weekly news quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. The 2017 contestants/judges are Khalik Allah (dir. Field Niggas, T/F 2015), Steve James (dir. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail), and Amanda Lipitz (dir. Step). Tech support provided by CAT. Ticket required. Presented by Showtime Documentary Films
- March MarchFriday, Mar 3 / 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, politicking, or motorized vehicles). Free and open to the public. Led by our own King of Queens, Ron Ironic Ribiat. See more here.