Community Partnerships


Ragtag Film Society has joined forces with five local community organizations in a formalized Community Partnership program. The 2023-2025 partners are:

The Cambio Center

City of Refuge

The Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship, and Justice

Missouri River Relief

Mixed at Mizzou

This program’s primary collaborative project, The Show Me Series will offer free monthly community screenings at Ragtag Cinema throughout the coming year. The Show Me Series is a nod to both our long-established proclivity as Missourians to approach new things with a hint of skepticism (until we see it for ourselves, of course), as well as a challenge to show our community all the possibilities shared experiences with film can hold, including the potential to serve as a catalyst for conversations that move our collective pendulum closer to equity, inclusion, and unity. The Show Me Series launched at Ragtag Cinema in July 2021.



The Show Me True/False communities film screening was created as a way to honor our community partners, and offer community members who have not joined us in the past the opportunity to get a taste of the Fest. As True/False is made possible by the incredible support of our community, and enriched by community partnerships, we are excited to show our deep gratitude with this event. 

Group tickets are available to community organizations at a discounted rate on a first-come, first-served basis. For information on all things Show Me True/False—contact Megan, Ragtag Film Society’s Community Partnerships Coordinator at: [email protected]. 

In 2023, we’re excited to expand our Show Me T/F programming into Columbia Public High Schools with the Show Me T/F Assemblies. Columbia Public Schools has a long history of supporting the Fest. With CPS hosting assemblies at all four Columbia Public High Schools, this is an opportunity for scholars to learn about the Show Me Series and the Fest.

2021 SHOW ME T/F

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.