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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 [email protected] 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.

 

 

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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 [email protected] 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

TRUE/FALSE 2018 DAY 0

 

Admittedly, we have a lot of events… so we call the Wednesday before the Fest Day 0 to give ourselves a little leeway before the Jubilee cocktails start flowing and the first night of films takes hold. Here’s what’s on the slate for February 28, 2018:

 

PASSHOLDER PICK-UP

The Sager Braudis Box Office (1025 E. Walnut St.) will open for passholder pick-up from 12PM-8PM. Anyone who purchased a pass, Gateway Packet, or Sunday Spree online are welcome and encouraged to stop in and grab their pass, tickets, and browse some merch. Individual tickets will not be on sale and passholders cannot pick up extra tickets until March 1, 9AM.

 

NEITHER/NOR

Head to Ragtag Cinema at 6:45PM for the opening night of Neither/Nor, our repertory sidebar series celebrating groundbreaking film movements that have evolved the discourse surrounding nonfiction cinema! Tickets are available for free at the Ragtag Box Office (10 Hitt Street) beginning at 12PM. This reception features a screening of Handsworth Songs, followed by a post-screening conversation with guest critic and curator, Ashley Clark, followed by a free performance of Soundtrack for an Imaginary Film, a piece from Dubmorphology. For more information, head here.

 

EASTSIDE KICK-OFF CONCERT

Karen Meat comes down from Iowa to join Columbia favorites It’s Me: Ross and Sissy Paycheck for a night of hard rock and easy melodies.  Show starts at 9PM, doors open at 8:30PM.

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

Eastside Tavern (1016 E. Broadway) is a Columbia treasure known for its eclectic decor and tri-weekly karaoke nights that devolve into 1AM ballad-crooning. Owned by the infamous Sal Nuccio, Eastside feels as much an underground music lair as a late-night, karaoke dive bar.

 

 

ART INSTALLATIONS

While you roam the city, keep your eye out for our 2018 art installations. They’re popping up all over town. Right now you can see two Alley A pieces All That is Real is Possible & Cool White.

 

 

Posted February 27, 2018