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TRUE/FALSE 2018 DAY 4

Sunday, the last day of True/False 2018. A bittersweet day in which we celebrate and say goodbye to another year of nonfiction nirvana. There are still plenty of parties, plenty of films, and plenty of beer & waffles to be consumed, so don’t fret! Here’s what’s on the slate for Sunday, March 4, 2018:

 

TICKET SALES AT BOX OFFICE

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Individual tickets go on sale at 9AM at our Sager Braudis Box Office and will be on sale until 30 minutes before the screening! Non-passholders may purchase tickets to available films ($12 general admission, $10 student discount. Must present a valid student ID at time of purchase). To view the open films, head to Sunday’s schedule. Sunday Spree folks, today’s your day! Grab those extra tickets as you please and clock in for a full day of films.

 

CHAUTAUQUA

 9:30am – 11:00am

Join our piquant Provocateurs at Rhynsburger Theatre, host Logan Hill, and some surprise guests for a variety show featuring provocations, music, and storytelling. Immediately following, the conversations continue in the Bingham Gallery (right across the hall) with a high tea.

Ticket required, Q’ing welcome.

 

ART RAMBLE

 

12:00PM and 2:30PM

Bon vivant and raconteur Gabriel Williams leads rollicking tours of downtown art and curiosities, including many of True/False’s art installations. Start your tour at the Sager Braudis Box Office and make your way through the festival footprint.

Free and open to the public

 

Art Ramble with Gabe Wallace

 

Closing Night Reception

6:00PM

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

 

 

TV Party

7:30PM

Exhausted from watching movies? Head to Willy Wilson at Ragtag for the perfect cure: once-a-year TV show that’s all about movies? Cheer on your friends and take a drink every time you see Viola or Meryl.

Free and open to the public, no ticket required.

 

Buskers Last Stand

 9:00PM

With a tear and a beer (courtesy of Logboat, Public House, and Rock Bridge), the festival ends as the last air escapes the bellows of the accordion, trumpet, and megaphone. Link arms with your festival friends and join True/False’s own second line in the lobby of Missouri Theatre as we throw an instant wake at the Missouri Theatre for T/F 2018 following the Q&A after The Price Of Everything.

No ticket required; open to all passholders.

 

Buskers Last Waltz

9:30PM

Swing your partner round and round in the atrium of Jesse Hall following the Closing Night screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers will promenade you down the line as beer—courtesy of our friends at Logboat, Public House, and Rock Bridge—and music flow, keeping the spirit of dance & T/F alive before it slumbers for another year. Live music will be provided by buskers; dancing shoes encouraged!

No ticket required; open to all passholders.

Hitt Rexx Sessions

10:00PM

Nestled inside Ragtag’s homebase, Hitt Records will open its stage to showcase world-renowned harpist Mary Lattimore along with electro-acoustic folk collective Nevada Greene for a calm culmination to a frenetic weekend.

Free; donations appreciated!

 

Toasted

12:30 – 4AM

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.

 

 

 

Posted March 4, 2018

TRUE/FALSE 2018 Day 3

Saturday we hit our stride and get into the thick of the weekend. It’s a packed day and we challenge you to indulge as many events as possible while still making time for all those incredible films. Here’s what’s on the slate for Saturday, March 3, 2018:

 

TICKET SALES AT BOX OFFICE

9:00AM – 10:00PM

Individual tickets go on sale at 9AM at our Sager Braudis Box Office and will be on sale until 30 minutes before the screening! Non-passholders may purchase tickets to available films ($12 general admission, $10 student discount. Must present a valid student ID at time of purchase). To view the open films, head to Saturday’s schedule.

 

ART RAMBLE

 

12:00PM and 2:30PM

Bon vivant and raconteur Gabriel Williams leads rollicking tours of downtown art and curiosities, including many of True/False’s art installations. Start your tour at the Sager Braudis Box Office and make your way through the festival footprint.

Free and open to the public

 

 

FIELD SESSIONS

The festival panel is a tired tradition and T/F is doing its part to jettison them once and for all with our intimate Field Sessions. These close encounters between two (or three!) artists provide an unsurpassed intimacy that can’t be achieved in a multi-person panel. Each session is a deep dive into the ideas that shape nonfiction filmmaking in 2018.
All Field Sessions take place at the Little Chapel at the Picturehouse.

 

Rejoice – 1:00pm

With RaMell Ross and Leilah Weinraub

Over years of editing, both Leilah Weinraub (SHAKEDOWN) and RaMell Ross (Hale County This Morning, This Evening) found themselves migrating away from conventional cinematic languages. In this conversation they discuss how they are seeking to reshape documentary grammar and expand the way films view black bodies.

 

Reflect – 3:00pm

With Kim Hopkins, Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside

Directors Kim Hopkins (Voices of the Sea), Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside (América) spent significant time with their subjects, close-knit families in Cuba and Mexico, respectively. Join these three as they consider the many things they have in common, from their Spanish-language immersions to their experiences at True/False and Catapult Film Fund’s Rough Cut Retreat.

 

 

Courtyard Concert

4:00 – 7:00PM

Outdoor yet totally toasty; enjoy the soaring harmonies of The Big Sky and Sterling/Pale along with the roaring guitars of local freak-folk rockers The Adaptation. Located in the Landmark Bank Courtyard.

Free & open to the public.

 

Sanctuary Showcase

7:00 – 8:00PM

Find sanctuary in the sounds of Moroccan master guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Mahmoud Chouki and the Chicago experimental jazz duo Sun Speak. Located at the Calvary Episcopal Church.

Free & open to the public.

 

Berlin Saturday Night Showcase

Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM – 12:30AM

Tonina, pinkcaravan!, and the New Creations Brass Band join 18andCounting and TheOnlyEnsemble on a jam-packed bill of jazz and soul and hip-hop and everything in between.

Free for Super/Silver, Lux, Busker Band, $5 general admission.

 

 

Rose Saturday Night After Party

9:30-11:00PM

Indie folk dynamo Esmé Patterson plugs in her electric guitar to rock Rose Music Hall with “non-genre” pop star Mobley and psychedelic folk enigma Skyway Man.

Free for Super/Silver, Lux, Busker Band, $5 general admission.

 

 

 

GIMME TRUTH!

 

10:00PM – 12:00AM
America’s favorite documentary game show challenges the audience and a panel of esteemed contestants to determine truthiness. Local non-professional filmmakers attempt to fool seasoned directors by presenting their totally true or totally false two-minute docs. Hosted by Brian Babylon, a Chicago-born comic who is a frequent guest on NPR’s weekly news quiz show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” The 2018 contestants/judges are Sierra Pettengill (“Graven Image”), Sandi Tan (Shirkers), and Chase Whiteside (América).
 Ticket required, Q’ing encouraged (most people get in from the Q!).

photo by Morgan Lieberman

BABYLON BALL Z

11:59PM – 1:15AMComedian Brian Babylon records his first comedy album, and you are invited to be the studio audience! Directly after Gimme Truth!, settle in and prepare for a raucous good time.

 

Free to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders; $5 Gen Admission.

 

SATURDAY BUMPER

Our daily film bumpers feature a lavish diorama, set in motion to illustrate weather proverbs from many cultures. There’s a total of twenty eight proverbs featured over the four days. Identify five or more and send your guesses to proverbs@truefalse.org and you’ll be entered in a drawing to receive a True/False 2019 Lux Pass! Top three that guess the most correctly will get one of those swanky 2018 poster jigsaw puzzles that we’re all drooling over. Watch here.

 

Posted March 3, 2018

TRUE/FALSE 2018 Day 1

Thursday, the first official day of the True/False. We spend the morning putting the finishing touches on theaters and venues, and then kick things off with our fancy Jubilee. While most will have a packed schedule of films, here are some other festivities to enjoy on Thursday, March 1, 2018:

 

TICKET SALES AT BOX OFFICE

9:00AM – 10:00PM

Individual tickets go on sale at 9AM at our Sager Braudis Box Office and will be on sale until 30 minutes before the screening! Non-passholders may purchase tickets to available films ($12 general admission, $10 student discount. Must present a valid student ID at time of purchase). To view the open films, head to Thursday’s schedule.

 

JUBILEE

 

5:00 – 6:45PM

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.

Columbia Art League opens 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.

 

Photo by Jarred Gastreich.

 

 

Q(UENCH) & A(NSWER): RED WINE 73

7:45PM

 

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 preceding screening as well as Super Circle and Silver Circle passholders. There are still tickets available to this shorts program. Tickets are available at the Box Office, free for passholders, $12 general admission. 

 

 

BERLIN THURSDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE

Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM – 12:30AM

Quebec’s Ada Lea and Thanya Iyer along with Austin’s Lomelda compose an indie-rock showcase stocked with transcendent singing and stellar songwriting.

Free for Super Circle, Silver Circle, Lux, and Busker Band; $5 general admission.

 

 

RE@CTION

 

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.

 

 

 

THURSDAY BUMPER

Our daily film bumpers feature a lavish setpiece, set in motion to illustrate weather proverbs from many cultures. There’s a total of twenty eight proverbs featured over the four days. Identify five or more and send your guesses to proverbs@truefalse.org and you’ll be entered in a drawing to receive a True/False 2019 Lux Pass! Top three that guess the most correctly will get one of those swanky 2018 poster jigsaw puzzles that we’re all drooling over. Watch here.

 

 

 

 

Posted March 1, 2018

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Posted October 16, 2017

Take Your First Steps Off the Trail with a Gateway Packet

In case you haven’t heard of the True/False Film Fest before now, here’s a quick primer:

  • Thursday–Sunday, March 3-6, 2016
  • Downtown Columbia, Missouri
  • 36 of the newest creative non-fiction feature films from around the world (+ 20 shorts)
  • 40 bands and 13 concerts
  • 4 parties
  • 1 parade

 

The Gateway Packet is an easy and affordable way to sample the True/False experience. For $40, you’ll receive the unique ability to reserve any combination of three tickets online before the festival begins. You can select any combination of three tickets; multiples for one film, single tickets for different films, etc.

  • Select from a list compiled by our programmers especially for the Gateway, including many of the most popular films at the festival
  • Not only do you get to reserve tickets before the box office opens to the general public, you’ll also have the option to pick up your tickets early, during the Gateway and passholder pickup period on Wednesday, March 2, noon – 8pm.
  • The Gateway list will be announced and sales begin at 10am on Tuesday, Feb 23. All online sales/reservations end at 6pm, Friday Feb 26.
  • You will select your films at the time of purchase

 

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Every screening is preceded by live music . . .

. . . . and followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker(s).

Here’s the list of screenings that you can choose from (some screenings may become unavailable during the Gateway purchasing window) :

Thursday:

  • 34a / Thy Father’s Chair / Thursday, 7pm / The Vimeo Theater at the Blue Note
  • 14a / Kate Plays Christine / Thursday, 9:45pm / Missouri Theatre

Friday:

  • 20a / Norman Lear / Friday, 7pm / Jesse
  • 04a / Author: The JT LeRoy Story / Friday, 10pm / Missouri Theatre
  • 09b / The Fear of 13 / Friday, 10pm / Jesse
Saturday:
  • 34c / Thy Father’s Chair / Saturday, 10am / Missouri Theatre
  • 26b / Presenting Princess Shaw / Saturday, 3:45pm / Jesse
  • 04b / Author: The JT LeRoy Story / Saturday, 6:45pm / Jesse
  • 35b / Tickled / Saturday, 9:45pm / Jesse
 Sunday:
  • 20c / Norman Lear / Sunday, 9:30am / Jesse
  • 26c / Presenting Princess Shaw / Sunday, 9:30am / Missouri Theatre
  • 01c / Sonita / Sunday, 12:30pm / Jesse
  • 35c / Tickled / Sunday, 3:30pm / Missouri Theatre
  • 37c / Weiner / Sunday, 3:45pm / Jesse
  • 40c / Stand Beside Her and Guide Her (shorts) / Sunday, 9pm / The Picturehouse

Ready to buy your Gateway Packet? GO FOR IT.

Have questions? Call our friendly box office staff at 573.442.8783 and they’ll be happy to help.

Still not convinced? Don’t take our word for it:

We look forward to seeing you in downtown Columbia March 3-6!

PS: Need travel and lodging tips?

Posted February 21, 2016

Lux Nirvana

 

“True/False is nirvana. When I went to True/False, I remembered what I sometimes forget: the unalloyed joy of making and watching docs.”–Alex Gibney, Oscar-winning director, Taxi to the Dark Side

In case you haven’t heard of the True/False Film Fest before now, here’s a quick primer:

  • Thursday–Sunday, March 2-5, 2017
  • Downtown Columbia, Missouri
  • ~37 of the newest creative non-fiction feature films from around the world (+ 20 shorts)
  • ~40 bands and 13 concerts
  • 4 parties
  • 1 parade

Thinking about coming to True/False and want to know the best way to achieve documentary nirvana? Say hello to the Lux Pass.

To cover the basics: the Lux pass provides a complete festival experience. In advance of the festival, it allows you unlimited access to ticket reservations for all festival screenings, Thursday – Sunday. During the festival, if you change your mind about something you want to see, it gives you the freedom to swap out tickets (if we have tickets) at the box office, OR use the last-minute line (the Q) at any screening (if we don’t), for no additional charge.

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Your Lux pass will always match your Lux tickets – so be sure to keep them together, and don’t lose them – they’re irreplaceable!

A Q Queen hands out number at The Picturehouse on Friday, February 28, 2014 in Columbia, Mo. (Photo by Sarah Hoffman)

The Q may sound tricky to explain, but it’s actually easy once you’ve done it. If it’s your first time, just find the most flamboyantly dressed person at the venue – that’s the Q Queen! These colorful folks are mobile information stations, and they’ll tell you exactly how to Q. Be sure to arrive at the screening at least 1 hour early to get your Q number.

Your Lux pass also gets you access to festival events: the Jubilee, Reality Bites, and the @CTION party (with just your pass), Campfire Stories, Gimme Truth (our game show), Chautauqua, and the Closing night reception with your pass and a reserved ticket, and of course, all of the other events that are free and open to the public like, the March March parade, Field Sessions, the Art Ramble, and Toasted. For more information about all of these events, check out the EVENTS page, the PARTIES page, and the SYNAPSES archive pages (2017 fest info to come in mid-Feb)!

You also get free admission to many of our concerts, or at least a discount off the door price with your pass. There ARE a couple of special events that cost extra (for ALL passholders, not just Lux). Keep an eye out for announcements about these special fest events!

Festgoers enjoy beverages from Missouri Wines at Reality Bites in the Missouri Theatre. (photo by Corey Ransberg)

Reality Bites, on the Friday evening of the fest, spans both the Missouri Theater and The Picturehouse across ninth street.

People dance during the @ction Party on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Tonic. (Photo by: Sarah Hoffman)

While some parties are more merry, spirited receptions, the @CTION party is your chance to DANCE. Get your groove on between full days of films.

The major benefit (with all of our pass types), is that because with your pass purchase you are opting into the whole festival weekend, we want to make it easy for you to get what you want. We don’t sell individual tickets to the general public online, nor at all, in advance of the festival. Your pass opens that door to let you reserve your tickets in advance and plan out your weekend. As long as you are proactive and make your ticket reservations right away, you should be able to get nearly everything you want (not always the case for Simple passholders).

Lux ticket reservations begin at 6pm on Friday, February 17. Detailed instructions HERE. Be sure to reserve all of your tickets prior to Simple reservations on Sunday evening at 6pm, and we strongly encourage purchasing a Lux pass well before then.

Ready to buy your Lux Pass? GO FOR IT.

Have questions? Call our friendly box office staff at 573.442.8783 and they’ll be happy to lend a hand.

Still not convinced? Don’t take our word for it:

We look forward to seeing you in downtown Columbia March 2-5!

PS: Need travel and lodging tips?

 



Posted February 12, 2016

LOST LETTERS: A TRANSMEDIA HAPPENING

As True/False grows, so does our creative fervor and our ambition for the new. Lately, we’ve drawn increased inspiration from other forms of storytelling, and in 2016 we’ll unveil the Good Wizard arcade. This home of T/F transmedia will be styled after a classic 80s arcade, but filled with virtual reality and participatory installations intent on building a new narrative language for these emerging forms.

As we explore forms of storytelling that are ‘Off the Trail’, we’ve concocted a true transmedia happening. It’s part immersive theater, part live-action video game, part puzzle room. More than anything, this event transforms typical storytelling and challenges you to take an active role in the narrative.

In collaboration with Greenhouse Theatre Project and The Neon Treehouse Art Collective, True/False is thrilled to announce LOST LETTERS.

LOST LETTERS is an hour-long performance, to be experienced in groups of up to 10 people. With your party of other adventurous fest-goers, you will be challenged to work your way through a narrative in 60 minutes or less. Actors and clues of many varieties will guide your way, but completing the experience will rely on creative thinking and teamwork.

Because of the intimate nature of the performance, reservations for LOST LETTERS are ultra-limited. Tickets for a single session will be $38 for all passholders and non-passholders alike. Once you’ve purchased a ticket, you’ll be able to reserve a time slot to attend for a specific hour. Lost Letters will run 8 times per day on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of True/False (March 4 – 6). Time slots may be selected starting Feb 15, following the announcement of the film schedule. As this is a team event, you are welcome to sign up with friends (up to 10 people), or you will work as a team with others who have chosen the same time.

Lost Letters ticket details here.

For additional questions, email: boxoffice@truefalse.org
Posted December 14, 2015

True/False 2015 Fest Digest: Beginnings

True/False 2015 is right now.

Welcome to our daily digest. Here we’ll be covering the Fest each day as it happens and trying to talk about True/False as a whole. Paradoxically, the only way to do this is to look closely at a few individual parts. In these daily updates, we’ll be covering just a fraction of the film screenings, Q and As, panel conversations, concerts, parties and art exhibits happening this weekend in coordination with the T/F photo and video teams.

In 2015 we want to talk about time. Among the arts, cinema’s relationship with time is unique. A film only truly exists inside of its brief run-time, yet inside of that sacred set of minutes, great cinema dominates time, underlining it or erasing it, chopping it to pieces or stretching it out before us. Likewise, our festival is a mere four days, but we aim to offer an experience which opens temporally both backwards and forwards, outward into the years.

To look at T/F we need to start not at the beginning, but at many beginnings, conceptual, temporal, geographical of the threads which have gathered together into our festival.

To help explore the daunting theme of time, we once more called upon the services of filmmaker Jarred Alterman, who crafted the microfilms you’ll see before each and every screening. Here’s an enigmatic preview of what he has in store for us.

 

 

True/False exists to investigate the contradiction at the heart of cinema, a medium which can faithfully capture slivers of reality while constantly manipulating our experience. A couple years ago we began an important new part of this inquiry thanks to the generous support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Neither/Nor is an annual partnership with a visiting film critic to map a history of chimeric cinema, films which aggressively embrace cinema’s central paradox. This year in our third Neither/Nor program critic Ela Bittencourt is presenting a series of shamefully under seen work from Poland, covering the last two decades of that nation’s Communist rule. Ela created a beautiful monograph featuring essays and interviews on all six programs in the series, available right now at the Ragtag Box office.

Months of preparation and research for Neither/Nor culminated last night in a kickoff for the series at Ragtag Cinema, downtown CoMo’s 365-day a year cinema born of the same parent organization and inseparable from the Fest in innumerable ways. In the Hittsville gallery space hosted a photography show of the work of filmmaker Bogdan Dziworski, one of the Polish masters we’re honoring this year.

 

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photo by Taylor Blatchford

 

Inside Ragtag’s big theater we held a reception for Ela with authentic Polish food from Columbia’s Cafe Poland. We then settled in for a presentation of Arena of Life, a program of unforgettable short films by Bogdan. Afterwards Bogdan spoke excitedly as Ela translated about his desire to blend the surreal and the real through aggressive sound design and told an unbelievable story about a planned prison break.

 

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photo by Rebecca Allen

 

Meanwhile, our annual fundraising effort for a documentary subject, the True Life Fund, is already well underway. Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, the man responsible for The Act of Killing and it’s companion film The Look of Silence has made appearances at all four Columbia high schools, discussing with students how Adi Rukun, The Look’s protagonist, heroically confronted the still powerful men who killed his brother along with hundreds of thousands of others in Indonesia’s anti-communist purges of 1965-66.

 

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photo by Allison Coffelt

 

At our venues around town and on the University of Missouri campus, our army of volunteers has once more sprung into action, transforming spaces into temporary, yet glorious cinemas. Below you can see the ball room of the Tiger Hotel in the process of becoming The Forrest Theater once more.

 

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photo by Morgan Lieberman

 

Our production team has already spent months and months in T/F’s secret lab, constructing the numerous art installations which will reveal a hidden utopia inside of our city. Here Glenn Rice installs his “light cone” piece in downtown’s central artery, Alley A.

 

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photo by Rebecca Allen

 

And our central hub of operations, the T/F Box Office, has settled into its new home in Imago Gallery at Hitt and Broadway. The bustling crowds picked up their tickets and passes and scooped out the merch underneath chandeliers and murals dedicated to a creature with extraordinary longevity.

 

Beautiful artwork overlooking the box office. Photo by Billie Stock

photo by Billie Stock

 

Finally, last night T/F eve came to an end at Eastside Tavern, where Relevant Hairstyles where part of a weird and wild start to our 2015 music program. Buskers will be playing before each and every screening this weekend.

 

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photo by Jon Asher

 

It’s about time. The preparation is finally at an end. Let’s get started.

-Dan Steffen
Minister of Propaganda

Posted March 5, 2015

Explore the Films of the Gateway Packet

Note: Gateway Packets are now sold out. But do not fear, we’ll have thousands of tickets on sale for these and other films at our box office beginning March 5.

 

The Gateway Packet is now on sale until 6 pm on Friday February 27 for T/F 2015. For $40, the Gateway grants you the ability to reserve three tickets online. For a select set of screenings at True/False 2015, which runs March 5-8. You can reserve tickets for three different screenings or multiple tickets for the same one; it’s up to you. Gateway is a great to introduce someone new to T/F. Pick up yours here.

This year’s Gateway screenings are as follows:

(T)ERROR, Thursday at 6:45pm, Vimeo Theater @ The Blue Note

Those Who Feel the Fire Burning, Thursday 9:30pm, Vimeo Theater @ The Blue Note

Drone, Thursday, 10:15pm, The Missouri Theatre

Cartel Land, Friday 10:15pm, The Missouri Theatre

I Am the People, Saturday 10:00am, Geology

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Saturday 9:30pm, Missouri Theatre

The Visit, Sunday 9:30am, Missouri Theatre

Spartacus & Cassandra, Sunday, 12:30pm, Missouri Theatre

Tales of the Grim Sleeper, Sunday 3:30pm, Missouri Theatre

Of Men and War, Sunday, 5:30pm, Geology

Finders Keepers, Sunday, 7:00pm, Cornell Hall

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (Episode 5), Sunday 9:00pm, Vimeo Theater @ The Blue Note

 

Below we gathered some info about this year’s Gateway selections.

 

(T)ERROR gains unprecedented access to an FBI counter-terrorist investigation, as its directors Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe explain in this video from Sundance 2015.

 

Those Who Feel the Fire Burning is a haunting look at life immigrant communities in Europe, as you can see in the mesmerizing trailer below.

 

Drone is a timely investigation drone technology, and the sticky, unresolved issues around its wide spread use in modern warfare.

 

Cartel Land a jaw-dropping look at the moral grey zone’s created by powerful drug cartels, as director Matthew Heineman explained at Sundance.

 

I Am the People is a unique and deeply humanist examination of the Arab Spring, an important film just now arriving in our hemisphere.

 

Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck creates a frightening and fascinating portrait out of a wealth of amazing archival materials. Morgen recently discussed his intimate with a legend in an interview with Rolling Stone.

 

The Visit is a hypnotic philosophical provocation from filmmaker Michael Madsen, who simulates humanity’s first encounter with an extraterrestrial species.

 

Spartacus & Cassandra is a beautiful and affecting story Roma children at a life crossroads. The blog Cine Vue covered its screening at last spring’s Cannes Film Festival.

 

Tales of the Grim Sleeper explores the unbelievable story of a serial killer who preyed on women in a South Central LA neighborhood for 25 years.

 

Of Men and War is a direct, unforgettable look at American soldiers suffering from PTSD, and the difficulty of providing them the help they need.

 

Finders Keepers is the stranger-than-fiction story of a severed foot found in a BBQ grill, and the even more bizarre events that followed. The Guardian covered its recent screening at Sundance.

 

Finally, The Jinx a multipart HBO series, where filmmaker Andrew Jarecki presents a shifting kaleidoscope of perspectives around millionaire Robert Durst, who happens to be the center of multiple murders and disappearances. The Sunday screening that is part five, so those watching along on HBO or HBOGo can join in. If you’ve caught up, check out the analysis of the latest episode on Vulture.

 

Posted February 23, 2015

Surprise T/F Screening at The Blue Note Sunday, October 19

We are thrilled to announce a first-of-its-kind, surprise T/F screening Sunday, October 19 at The Blue Note. We’ll be showing two screenings of a brand new documentary film by a T/F alumnus, giving you a unique opportunity to see an important new work ahead of the rest of the world! We can’t tell you the title just yet, but will reveal it sometime in October.

What we can tell you is that like all T/F screenings, there will be live music. Syna So Pro has been a crowd favorite at the last couple installments of T/F, and will be sharing her experimental and infectious.

Tickets for both the 4:30 and 8:00 PM Surprise Screenings are on sale now through the T/F website, HERE.

If you’ve already purchased a Super Circle pass for T/F 2015, you are entitled to a ticket to one of the two screenings. Once we determine the exact times, we’ll ask you to let us know which screening you would prefer. If you want to pick up a T/F 2015 Super Circle pass, they are on sale here.

These screenings are presented with support from the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.

We’ll have more details real soon!

Posted September 25, 2014
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