PHOTO GALLERY: True/False winding down
Monday, March 2, 2009 | 12:35 p.m. CST;
updated 7:12 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 19, 2009
Filmgoers exit the Missouri Theater after viewing "No Impact Man," directed by Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein.
COLUMBIA — Official numbers will not be available for a few more days, but early estimates say ticket sales for the festival might have reached 22,000.
Jennifer Bertram, a True/False volunteer and Stephens College senior, greets moviegoers near the ticket collection booth in Ragtag Cinema on Saturday. Bertram was collecting tickets before a showing of "War Against the Weak," a documentary about eugenics.
Kerri Slezak's Saturday started at 9 a.m., when she began volunteering for the True/False Film Festival. Throughout the day, Slezak performed many tasks, such as designing the chalk board that would direct filmgoers into the Tiger Hotel.
Ben Herzog, 10, films as Kelly Ribiat, 10, interviews patrons of Gumby's Pizza about video games for the True/False Youth Bootcamp on Saturday. Footage from the interviews of the camp's three teams were compiled to make a two-minute documentary that was shown on Sunday.
Volunteers Mara Arugeuete, left, and Dan Gemkow generate documentary question and content ideas with their team at the True/False Youth Bootcamp on Saturday. The two-day class teaches children between 8 and 13 years old how to film and edit their own documentaries.
Filmgoers packed into a line at the Missouri Theater to see "Reporter" on Saturday. The large crowd was led to seats by True/False Film Festival volunteers who organized all aspects of the movie-going experience.
True/False ended its 2009 run with a reception dinner before the closing night film at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Sunday. Multiple buffet tables were set up around the theater featuring food from Addison's. Early estimates have ticket sales for the festival at 22,000, but exact counts won't be in until a few days after the festival.
Michel Scott, left, and Karen Gettinger converse at True/False's Closing Night Reception at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Sunday. Scott directed "Over the HIlls And Far Away" which was shown on Saturday at Macklanburg and again on Sunday at the Blue Note. The dinner allowed filmmakers to socialize with festival attendees.
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