Events

2022 EVENTS

THE JUBILEE

Thursday, Mar 3 / 5:15pm-6:30pm / The Sculpture Yard

True/False weekend once more kicks off with a joyous jubilee preceding the opening-night screening of The Balcony Movie at the Missouri Theatre. Merriment blankets Ninth Street under the Fest’s palatial party pavilion, where attendees can sample culinary creations and luscious libations. Enjoy beer brewed by Schlafly and Broadway Brewery and cider from Waves Cider Co. Wine from Les Bourgeois Vineyards and brandy from Rocheport Distilling Co. are both brought to you by The Blufftop at Rocheport. Come wearing your favorite ballgown, bow tie, or CoMo couture—don’t forget your mask—and be serenaded by the music of Travis McFarlane and Peter Schermer. Ticket required.

@CTION PARTY

Thursday, Mar 3 / 10pm-1am / Ozark Mountain Biscuit & Bar

After hours, the notorious OMB transforms into the site of the most legendary dance party this side of the Mississippi. Get lost amidst the radiant vibes of esoe and drummerscales under the kaleidoscopic textures projected by our marvelous artists. Ticket required.

MARCH MARCH

Friday, Mar 4 / 5pm-5:45pm / Boone County Courthouse Square to Ninth
& Locust

Come one, come all, kids ages 1 to 101, to march Missouri merrily into March! Costumes encouraged, masks optional, unironic glee required (just no advertising, politicking, or motorized vehicles). This raucous musical spectacle is led by our own King of Queens, Ron Ironic Ribiat. Free & open to the public.

REALITY BITES

Friday, Mar 4 / 5:15pm-6:45pm / The Sculpture Yard

A tradition as old as the Fest itself, Reality Bites is our communal breaking of bread (and other delectables), prior to Fire of Love at Missouri Theatre. Directly following the March March, bring your revelry and your costumes deeper into The Sculpture Yard and sample tastes from a wide array of Columbia’s best restaurants. Enjoy wine from Les Bourgeois Vineyards on The Blufftop at Rocheport, beer brewed by Schlafly and Broadway Brewery, and cider from Waves Cider Co. Ticket required.

SHORT CIRCUIT PARTY

Friday, Mar 4 / 10:30pm-1am / Uprise Bakery

In honor of True/False’s 19 shorts filmmakers, this electric affair celebrates these magic-makers in style. Spark up a conversation and maybe if you ask nicely, they’ll share their drink tickets. Enjoy the atmosphere, the company, and the bountiful bar. Open to Super/Silver Circle passholders. Presented by ESPN 30 for 30

FILMMAKER FÊTE

Saturday, Mar 5 / 4pm-6pm / Orr Street Studios

The Fête is our banquet to honor visiting filmmakers, hosted by our friends at Orr Street Studios and featuring sweet and savory offerings from Fresh Food Design. Enjoy wine and brandy courtesy of Les Bourgeois Vineyards
and Rocheport Distilling Co., both brought to you by The Blufftop at Rocheport; beer from Schlafly and Broadway Brewery; cider from Waves Cider Co.; and hand-brewed coffee from Shortwave Coffee—all while gazing upon new work by the artists of Orr Street Studios. Open to Super/Silver Circle passholders.

CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION

Sunday, Mar 6 / 5:15pm-6:30pm / The Sculpture Yard

A common meal with those for whom the party never stops, prior to Mija at Missouri Theatre on Sunday evening, catered for its lucky 18th year by the stalwarts at Addison’s restaurant. The drinks flow courtesy of Les Bourgeois Vineyards on The Blufftop at Rocheport, beer brewed by Schlafly and Broadway Brewery, or cider from Waves Cider Co. Ticket required. Presented by Addison’s American Grill

TOASTED

Monday, Mar 7 / Midnight-2:30am / Cafe Berlin

Wind down from T/F 2022 with friends and food at Cafe Berlin while watching an endlessly entertaining Fest guest-centric live T/F podcast recording, hosted by Twitter-prolific local celeb Sebastián Martínez Valdivia, documentary filmmaker and health reporter with KBIA. Open to all; admission is free, waffles are not.

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