The Great Wall

THE GREAT WALL is True/False’s outdoor movie screen, close by fest headquarters at Ninth and Broadway. Ramble by this free walk-up cinema where films will play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 8pm to 11pm.

PRESENTED BY THE BASED ON A TRUE STORY CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI


FROM THE EAST, A FILM BY CHANTAL AKERMAN

THURSDAY, MAR 3 / 8PM TO 11PM

When the spirited and luminous Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman left us on the 5th of October last year, all of us at T/F mourned her passing. She created a body of work that brought us joy and inspiration, and deepened our abiding love for personal cinema. In homage, we’re showing D’Est (From the East) from 1993, her visual essay about public spaces and the quality of human presences in those spaces. She wrote, “While there’s still time, I would like to make a grand journey across Eastern Europe. ...I’d like to film there, in my own style of documentary bordering on fiction. I’d like to shoot everything. Everything that moves me.” Chantal, you moved us all and we miss you. (110 min., looping) (PC)


BETHLEHEM STEEL PROJECT

FRIDAY, MAR 4 / 8PM TO 11PM

For the past several years, filmmaker Jesse Epstein — and a team of cinematographers, photographers, and musicians — have snuck into the former Bethlehem Steel plant in Pennsylvania as it morphs into a casino. In true Off the Trail spirit, the artists walked more than a mile down train tracks, climbed over fences with Bolexes in hand, and hid inside old lockers until the sun went down. Their original film about these secret missions, commissioned by T/F, renders this disappearing cathedral of industry on 16mm, Super 8, video, and large-format stills. (30 min., looping) (PC)


#CONCERNEDSTUDENT1950

SATURDAY, MAR 5 / 8PM TO 11PM

Varun Bajaj, Adam Dietrich, and Kellan Marvin, students at the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, were well-positioned to film the Concerned Student 1950 protests that roiled the MU campus in the fall. With keen observational camerawork and all sound artfully removed, this piece (created as a special installation featuring footage from a forthcoming Field of Vision film) bears witness to the events of November 2015. (20 min., looping) (PC)