In the first of its programming announcements from the 2023 film slate, True/False Film Fest is thrilled to share the third annual Show Me True/False title, Alejandra Vasquez & Sam Osborn’s Going Varsity in Mariachi, which recently held its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. After its remaining Sundance screenings, the film’s next stop will be at the 20th annual True/False.
Following screenings of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Summer of Soul at the 2021 Fest and Kevin Shaw’s Let the Little Light Shine in 2022, Going Varsity in Mariachi solidifies a strong tradition of Show Me T/F films with clear directorial vision, vital explorations of cultural identities, and boundless heart. In Going Varsity in Mariachi, Vasquez & Osborn explore the competitive world of High School Mariachi bands in South Texas, following an underdog team with the odds stacked against them as they fight to prove themselves at the State Championships.
In the same spirit as the collaborative year-round Show Me series at Ragtag Cinema, Show Me True/False creates space at the Fest for a deeper community-wide conversation inspired by the film. Following the Saturday, March 4 screening of Going Varsity in Mariachi, the Fest will hold an extended, in person Q&A at the historic Missouri Theatre with the film’s co-directors. Tickets to that screening will be available to the public for a reduced $5 in order to increase accessibility to the Fest for those who are not otherwise able to attend.
In 2023, Show Me T/F will also expand into Columbia Public High Schools with Show Me T/F Assemblies, where scholars will learn about the film, the program, and the Fest. Columbia Public Schools has a long history of supporting True/False, and these assemblies will take place at all four Columbia Public High Schools.
The Fest will also be bringing back Show Me T/F Alum, Kevin Shaw to present Let the Little Light Shine (T/F 2022) as the annual Sophomore Education Screening on the Thursday morning of the Fest.
For More Information Contact:
Chloé Trayner, RFS Artistic Director, [email protected]
Arin Liberman, RFS Co-Custodian, [email protected]