True/False Film Fest

The True/False Film Fest returns for its eighth edition March 3-6, 2011. The festival highlights innovative work with a cinematic scope, creative takes on contemporary currents, and most of all work that provokes dialogue about its subject and the documentary form itself.

For four days, downtown Columbia, Missouri is transformed into a small-town Midwestern utopia. Most films come freshly discovered from Sundance, Toronto and other festivals, others appear mysteriously before their official premieres elsewhere. Sandwiched between the nonstop movies, we throw parties, host debates and field trips, and challenge local filmmakers to reimagine the possibilities of nonfiction filmmaking.

The main venues are the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, the Blue Note, the two-screen Ragtag Cinema, the Forrest Theater at the Tiger Ballroom, as well as Stephens College’s Macklanburg Playhouse and Windsor Auditorium. Linking the festival venues will be a special “pilgrimage walking route” and an art bus for those up for the 5-minute ride.

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