TRUE/FALSE 2018 – Day 2

Posted March 2, 2018

Friday we dive into a full day of films, events, and the much anticipated parade down Ninth Street! Come on down, come on over, the party is just getting started. Here’s what’s on the slate for Friday, March 2, 2018:



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 Friday’s schedule.



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.


Rebirth – 1:30pm

With Dorottya Zurbó, Arun Bhattarai and Alissa Wilkinson

Dorottya Zurbó and Arun Bhattarai embedded within a Bhutanese monastery run by the same family for 11 centuries in their tender first feature, The Next Guardian. Alissa Wilkinson is now a staff writer and film critic at Vox, after her previous post as a critic-at-large for Christianity Today. Together, they will examine the resonances of creating contemplative work at odds with fast-paced modern life.


Reconstruct – 3:30pm

With Fellipe Barbosa and Matt Holzman

Fellipe Barbosa (Gabriel and the Mountain) built his latest film around the remnants of his friend Gabriel Buchmann’s life, from his photographs to excerpts of his diary. Matt Holzman’s podcast, KCRW’s The Document, extracts new audio stories from the footage of documentary films. Fellipe and Matt share how they sift fresh work out of unfiltered raw material.


Q(UENCH) & A(NSWER): Coffee 70

Shorts Program: 2:00-3:10PM
Reception: 3:10 – 3:40PM

Q(UENCH) & A(NSWER): Lager 72

Shorts Program: 7:30 – 8:42PM
: 8:45 – 9:15PM


A convivial reception at Rhynsburger Theatre 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 BOTH of these shorts programs. Tickets are available at the Box Office, free for passholders, $12 general admission. 





5:15 – 6:00PM

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, politicking, or motorized vehicles). Free and open to the public. Led by our own King of Queens, Ron Ironic Ribiat. See more here.



6:00 – 8:00PM

At the Eastside Tavern, Max and the Martians, The Kay Brothers and The River Arkansas each bring their unique blend of Americana splendor to the perfect show to kick off the weekend proper.

Free & open to the public.




9:45 – 11:00PM

Gather round the hearth at Firestone Baars Chapel and come hear some stellar storytellers spin yarns in our cozy forest clearing. The evening’s spirit guide will be blues musician Samuel James on steel guitar, with six filmmakers/fabulists: Khalik Allah, Stephen Maing, Morgan Neville, Lorna Tucker, Stephanie Wang-Breal, and Leilah Weinraub. Homemade s’mores will be served courtesy of Uprise Bakery, The Candy Factory, and The Wine Cellar & Bistro.

Reserved ticket required; open to all passholders.




Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM – 12:30AM

Hailing from Halifax, indie rockers Mauno bring their dreamy melodies to Cafe Berlin where they’ll be joined by the soothing harmonies of Ohmme and the weirdo rap stylings of Chicago multi-instrumentalist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya.

Free for Super/Silver, Busker Band, $4 Lux & Juggernaut passholders, $8 general admission.




11PM – 1AM


A good dance party is the best way we know how to end a day of films: Dâm-Funk enlivens the dance floor with his world-famous brand of funk and hip-hop.

Free for Super/Silver, Busker Band, $5 Lux, $10 general admission.





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 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.