The 10th annual True/False Film Festival begins Thursday February 28th and runs through Sunday March 3rd. This year will be the biggest festival to date.
True/False has turned into a well-recognized international independent and documentary film festival. There will be over 200 filmmakers, musicians, and guests coming into town for the weekend.
There will be a free, public panel discussion with female leaders in documentary film on Friday March 1st at 10 a.m. in Helis Communications, Room 27. The panel will discuss women in film and independent filmmaking.
Here are some of the films, concerts, and events you definitely don’t want to miss. If you missed your chance to buy a festival pass or volunteer for the festival, you can still buy individual tickets to films and participate in events during the weekend.
Students can pay $6 per film at the box office of any venue. However, the closing night film at Missouri Theater is $12.
The Jubilee – February 28th
The festival always begins with a masquerade event at the Missouri Theater from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The dress code is formal attire or crazy costumes and many people wear masks. It’s a fun way to celebrate the start of the festival and meet new people.
True/Folk Thursday Happy Hour Showcase – February 28th
Catch some folk music at the Blue Fugue starting at 7:00 p.m. Great singers and songwriters such as James Miska and Ruth Acuff will perform. The event is free to passholders and $5 for the public.
March March – March 1st
This parade through the streets of Columbia is free and open to the public. A marching band will lead the way and participants are welcome to dress up in costumes. The parade starts at Boone County courthouse at 5:15 p.m. and lasts 30 minutes.
@ction Party – March 1st
The party of the year is definitely the @ction Party at Tonic nightclub. There will be an open bar for those 21 and older. DJs MNDR, Rat, and Underdog will perform. The event is free for Lux, Silver Circle, and Super Circle pass holders. Entry is $20 for Simple pass holders.
Mojo’s A-Go-Go – March 2nd
Three local bands – Husk, Hott Lunch, and So Many Dynamos – come together to play at Mojo’s starting at 9:45 PM. The event is free for Super Circle and Silver Circle passholders, $6 for other passholders, and $10 for the public.
Closing Night Reception – March 3rd
Free food and drinks will be provided by Addison’s and Schlafly before the festival’s closing night showing of the film, No. The event starts at 6:15 p.m. at the Missouri Theater and is free for passholders and $12 for people without passes.
Buskers Last Stand – March 3rd
A performance by a busker band will take place after the closing night film at 10:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Missouri Theater.
Films to see:
Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer
You might have heard about the controversial feminist group who did a radical performance in Russia. Their performance was a protest against Vladimir Putin. This film presents the Pussy Riot’s story through old video footage, video recordings of the womens’ trials and interviews with the womens’ family.
This film covers an infamous advertising campaign during the time of a revolution in Chile in the 80′s. The film stars Gael García Bernal as the lead character, and mixes real time footage from the 80′s with new, narrative footage.
Cutie & the Boxer
A documentary about two Japanese artists who have been together for over 40 years, this film opens up about the evolution of their relationship and themselves as artists.
This documentary uncovers an inside look at the Joint Special Operations Command, which is a military unit who is given a “kill list” of people Obama finds a threat to the United States. This film was created according to war journalist Jeremy Scahill. This film brings up issues surrounding the war on terror and reveals a new side of our government’s operations.
This film covers the controversial issue of late-term abortions. This documentary shows four doctors in the U.S. who all do late-term abortions. This film goes into doctor and patient meetings and discusses the issues surrounding abortions and the doctors’ lives in a new way.
For more showtimes and more information, visit truefalse.org.