Parties

Closing Night Reception
Sunday, Mar 4 / 6:00PM / Missouri Theatre

A common meal for all who attend The Price of Everything at Missouri Theatre. Catered for the 15th year in a row by the stalwarts at Addison’s—the drinks flow courtesy of our friends at Logboat, Public House, Rock Bridge breweries and St. James Winery. Ticket required; the film ticket includes the reception. PRESENTED BY ADDISON’S AMERICAN GRILL

Filmmaker FĂȘte
Saturday, Mar 3 / 4:00PM / Orr Street Studios

The Fête is our banquet to honor visiting filmmakers. Hosted by our friends at Orr Street Studios and featuring artful culinary creations from Sycamore chef Mike Odette, a James Beard Award semifinalist. Enjoy delicious treats, hard cider, wine, and bubbly courtesy of St. James Winery; beer from Logboat, Public House, and Rock Bridge breweries; and hand-brewed coffee from Kaldi's, all while gazing upon new work by the artists of Orr Street Studios. Ticket required; open to Super Circle and Silver Circle passholders. PRESENTED BY HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Post-Chautauqua Elevenses
Sunday, Mar 4 / 11:00AM / Rhynsburger Theatre

This post-Chautauqua event gives attendees the opportunity to meet and greet the provocateurs in the art gallery, featuring Guigen Zha’s MFA Exhibition. The High Tea spread is provided by Kaldi's. What could be more provocative than tea and scones? Open to Chautauqua ticket-holders and Supers & Silvers only.

Q(uench) & A(nswers)
Thursday, Mar 1 / 7:45PM / Rhynsburger Theatre
Friday, Mar 2 / 3:10PM / Rhynsburger Theatre
Friday, Mar 2 / 8:45PM / Rhynsburger Theatre
Saturday, Mar 3 / 6:15PM / Rhynsburger Theatre

A convivial reception spotlighting each short film program with eponymous complimentary beverages. Attendees can ask questions one-on-one and indulge in the libations. A True/False programmer will be present at each Q(uench) & A(nswer) to introduce filmmakers and briefly facilitate discussion. Open to ticketholders of the preceeding screening as well as Super Circle and Silver Circle passholders.

Reality Bites
Friday, Mar 2 / 5:30PM / The Picturehouse
Friday, Mar 2 / 5:30PM / Missouri Theatre

A tradition as old as the fest itself, Reality Bites is our communal breaking of bread (and other delectables) that has nothing in common with the 1994 Gen X touchstone. Directly following the March March, step inside Missouri Theatre, Columbia Art League, and The Picturehouse theater to sample tastes from a wide array of Columbia’s best restaurants. Enjoy wines from St. James Winery and beer brewed by our friends at Logboat, Public House, and Rock Bridge — all finely crafted in Missouri. Happy buskers will fill the room(s) with merriment. No ticket required; open to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders.

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Thursday, Mar 1 / 10:00PM / FieldHouse

Returning to Thursday night, this legendary party reimagines a downtown Columbia landmark. Artists transform the space into a whiskey-laced wonderland where you can dance the night away to the bass-heavy beats of Lavender Graves and suicideyear. No ticket required; open to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders.

Short Circuit Party
Friday, Mar 2 / 10:30PM / Silverball Bar

In honor of True/False's 24 shorts filmmakers, we host an electric celebration at the local barcade in which they hold court (or in this case, drink tickets). Spark up a conversation, and maybe if you ask nicely they'll offer you a round. Pinball is free and encouraged. Open to Super, Silver, and Guests/Artists. PRESENTED BY OSCILLOSCOPE LABORATORIES

The Jubilee
Thursday, Mar 1 / 5:30PM / Missouri Theatre

For opening night, we kick off the festivities with a masquerade gala at the Missouri Theatre right before diving into the sweeping vistas of The Rider. Don your favorite Western wear, black tie, little black dress, or whatever makes you feel fashion-forward, and of course don’t forget your mask. Merriment spills out onto Ninth Street under the Fest’s palatial party pavilion, where you can sample culinary creations from bleu Events and Fresh Ideas. In the Theatre lobby, enjoy scrumptious bites prepared by the students of the Columbia Area Career Center. Our friends at Columbia Art League open their gallery space, where you can see their latest exhibit: Indulge, which explores humanity’s relationship to food. Stop by the Pinckney Bend and Flor de Caña cocktail stations scattered throughout, each featuring a handcrafted libation (of vodka, gin, rum or whiskey) created by one of Columbia’s finest bartenders. No ticket required; open to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders.

Toasted
Monday, Mar 5 / 12:30AM / Cafe Berlin

Come talk (free!) and eat waffles (not free!) at venerable breakfast joint Cafe Berlin, which for one night only will swing open its doors at 12:30am and stay cooking ’til the hungry hordes leave. Toasted's sideshow is a free-wheeling talk show where Nicolas Rapold trades repartee with other critics for the Film Comment podcast. Slide your chair in to find out the weekend's standouts. Free and open to the public.