- Arthouse to StatehouseSaturday, Mar 7 / 10:00AM / Willy Wilson @ Ragtag
Documentary filmmaking can be a purpose-driven act for filmmakers with multiple bottom lines, including social change. Activism increasingly relies on video content to bear witness and spread the message. What lies at the intersection of these forms? And how do journalists and citizen-journalists situate themselves in this rapidly changing terrain? Emily Verellen of the Fledgling Fund takes on Ferguson Firsthand as a unique transmedia case study and invites crowd participation in strategizing how that project will find its audience, from YOUR house to the statehouse. Ticket required, or free admission via the Q. PRESENTED BY THE FLEDGLING FUND.
- The Art RambleSaturday, Mar 7 / 11:45AM / Box OfficeSaturday, Mar 7 / 2:30PM / Box OfficeSunday, Mar 8 / 11:45AM / Box OfficeSunday, Mar 8 / 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 6 / 9:30PM / Odd Fellows Lodge
Let’s get cozy! Host, author, filmmaker, and storyteller extraordinaire Davy Rothbart gathers eight directors around a "campfire" to swap tales of the scene that got away, complete with homemade s'mores courtesy of three local businesses: Uprise Bakery, the Candy Factory, and the Wine Cellar & Bistro. Reserved ticket required; open to all passholders.
- Gimme Truth!Saturday, Mar 7 / 9:30PM / The Vimeo Theater at The Blue Note
Emceed by the Johnny St. John, America's favorite documentary game show challenges the audience plus a panel of esteemed contestants to decide whether films are true or false. Local non-professional filmmakers attempt to fool seasoned directors by presenting their totally true or totally false two-minute docs. Tech support provided by CAT. Ticket required. PRESENTED BY VIMEO.
- March MarchFriday, Mar 6 / 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. Route & details here! Visit our friends at Maude V. to find the perfect March March costume!
- True Life RunSaturday, Mar 7 / 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 7, 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, offering a handful of eclectic adventures along the way. In addition to prizes from local businesses, we'll also offer one 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 6. You can register on site at 8am on Saturday, March 7, for a day-of fee of $30. Proceeds from the Run will be donated to the True Life Fund.
- Weird Wake-Up BreakfastSunday, Mar 8 / 9:30AM / Odd Fellows Lodge
Breakfast is served bright and early featuring tasty morsels from the new brunch menu at Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro and all the coffee you can drink courtesy of Kaldi's. Once you’re fully awake, take in an early-morning mindbending doc. Ticket required, reservable by Lux, Silver Circle, and Super Circle passholders. All passholders can Q for the film.