2017 True/False Film Festival aims to build community

1 year 6 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, March 01 2017 Mar 1, 2017 Wednesday, March 01, 2017 1:49:00 PM CST March 01, 2017 in News
By: Nora Faris, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - The True/False Film Festival returns to Columbia Thursday, drawing documentary enthusiasts from around the world for a weekend of raucous revelry and thought-provoking films.

David Wilson, a "co-conspirator" (read: organizer) of the annual event, said the festival is always a catalyst for generating community conversations. But this year, it could be an even more powerful platform for social change.

"We're at a moment where there's a lot of anxiety in our country, a lot of political anxiety," Wilson said. "True/False represents a chance to turn on our brains, but also turn on our community-minded spirit."

For Ross Dixon, a festival patron, it's this community-minded spirit that keeps drawing him and his family back to True/False year after year. 

"There's just a real richness the festival brings that adds to the community that is Columbia," Dixon said as he waited in Wednesday's blustery weather to collect his festival passes from True/False's downtown box office. 

Some of the films Dixon said he's looking forward to: "Quest," "Step" and "Distant Constellation." (You can find a full list of this year's festival films, plus descriptions, here.

The festival kicks off Thursday evening at the Missouri Theatre with The Jubilee, a masquerade gala. The March March, the event's signature parade through downtown, will take place Friday evening at 5:15. From Thursday evening through Sunday night, festival attendees can catch a film or enjoy live music at venues around downtown Columbia. 

Wilson said the festival, which sold nearly 50,000 tickets last year, is a community effort, driven by the work of many volunteers.

"This is Columbia coming together and doing something as a community that we can show off to the world," Wilson said. 

This year, the festival's box office and headquarters is located in the Sager|Braudis Gallery at 1025 E. Walnut St. in downtown Columbia. 

Film schedules, maps and festival updates are available on the True/False site.

More News

Grid
List
(CNN) -- Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford said in a statement on Sunday that she has committed to testifying in... More >>
3 hours ago Sunday, September 23 2018 Sep 23, 2018 Sunday, September 23, 2018 6:31:00 PM CDT September 23, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout... More >>
3 hours ago Sunday, September 23 2018 Sep 23, 2018 Sunday, September 23, 2018 6:27:00 PM CDT September 23, 2018 in News
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Tour Championship (all times local): 5:58 p.m. Tiger Woods is a... More >>
4 hours ago Sunday, September 23 2018 Sep 23, 2018 Sunday, September 23, 2018 5:12:00 PM CDT September 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - According to Missouri state law, all children over the age of eight do not have to ride in... More >>
4 hours ago Sunday, September 23 2018 Sep 23, 2018 Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:51:00 PM CDT September 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia police are searching for a person who ran away from a traffic stop in south Columbia around... More >>
5 hours ago Sunday, September 23 2018 Sep 23, 2018 Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:22:00 PM CDT September 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Over 100 activists walked around Stephens Lake Park on Sunday to raise money and awareness to end hunger... More >>
9 hours ago Sunday, September 23 2018 Sep 23, 2018 Sunday, September 23, 2018 11:58:00 AM CDT September 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - One person died and another was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Sunday morning. Police said Perri A.... More >>
11 hours ago Sunday, September 23 2018 Sep 23, 2018 Sunday, September 23, 2018 9:57:00 AM CDT September 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri basketball forward Mitchell Smith was arrested early Sunday morning by the Boone County Sheriff's Department and charged... More >>
12 hours ago Sunday, September 23 2018 Sep 23, 2018 Sunday, September 23, 2018 8:45:00 AM CDT September 23, 2018 in Sports
CLAYTON (AP) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a 2012 police chase... More >>
13 hours ago Sunday, September 23 2018 Sep 23, 2018 Sunday, September 23, 2018 8:27:14 AM CDT September 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – About one in 10 children are subject to sexual abuse, according to a local expert on the subject.... More >>
22 hours ago Saturday, September 22 2018 Sep 22, 2018 Saturday, September 22, 2018 11:18:00 PM CDT September 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A water main break in MU's Hearnes Center early Saturday morning caused at least $100,000 worth of damage,... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 22 2018 Sep 22, 2018 Saturday, September 22, 2018 7:17:00 PM CDT September 22, 2018 in News
FULTON - The Fulton Police Department responded to shots fired at a McDonald's located at 303 S. Business 54 early... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 22 2018 Sep 22, 2018 Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:49:00 PM CDT September 22, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault,... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 22 2018 Sep 22, 2018 Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:16:00 PM CDT September 22, 2018 in News
AUXVASSE - The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested five people Friday morning during a narcotics search at a residence in... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 22 2018 Sep 22, 2018 Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:16:00 PM CDT September 22, 2018 in News
FESTUS (AP) — A man and his adult son were killed when their small plane crashed near... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 22 2018 Sep 22, 2018 Saturday, September 22, 2018 8:20:00 AM CDT September 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - MU partnered with two local groups to host a Chinese Moon Festival Saturday night at Twin Lake Recreational... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 22 2018 Sep 22, 2018 Saturday, September 22, 2018 8:02:00 AM CDT September 22, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD — President Trump held a campaign-style rally in Springfield Friday. Trump spoke in front of an at-capacity crowd... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 10:15:00 PM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A 46-year-old woman who set a fire that resulted in the deaths of two Kansas City... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 6:22:00 PM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 71°
10pm 67°
11pm 66°
12am 64°
1am 63°