True/False 2019 Synapses programming will be announced February 2019.
For last year’s Field Sessions, Chautauqua, Provocations, and Transmedia curation please visit our archives.
Since its beginning, T/F has served as a font of ideas, with most of them bubbling up on screen. But now non-filmmakers inject new ideas into the festival’s bloodstream and attempt to rearrange our worldviews. Rather than sequester these big thinkers to the fringes, we place them front and center, and sometimes invite them to jump on a soapbox for pre-film rants.
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 and will be live recorded for the True/False Podcast.
All Field Sessions take place in the Little Chapel at The Picturehouse, 204 S. Ninth St., and are free and open to the public.
Join our piquant Provocateurs and some surprise guests for a variety show featuring provocations, music, and storytelling. Immediately following, the conversations continue with a high tea.
The Provocations are a mini-Ideas Fest within True/False. After months of searching, our team located five people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, all with challenging ideas and provocative presentation styles. Paired with a feature film in our program, these folks stand ready to rearrange your worldview with the power of words.
We’re delving more deeply into the frontiers of interactive transmedia, showcasing artists and storytellers who’ve jumped the fences of traditional platforms. On display within the glow of the Transmedia Arcade located in downtown, visitors are welcome to stop in between films for a rupture of reality.