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The film lineup for True/False 2010, with links to reviews and trailers

Sunday, February 7, 2010 | 9:01 p.m. CST; updated 8:27 a.m. CST, Thursday, February 25, 2010

Below is the list of documentary films slated for the 2010 True/False Film Festival, Feb. 25-28 in Columbia. With each film is a listing of artists, subjects, who will attend the screening and a short description of the film from the festival directors. Below each one, Missourian editors have compiled links to other information online about the film. Attending True/False?

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And Everything Is Going Fine

w/ subject Kathie Russo and producer Amy Hobby

For two-and-a-half decades, Spalding Gray mined the details of his life to provide comedic commentary on the subjects of art, sex, family and mortality – but a 2001 car crash changed everything. (More.)

Antoine

w/ director Laura Bari

Antoine is a 5-year-old in Montreal who of late has become a detective, and he's hot on the trail of a disappearing woman named Madame Rouski. (More.)

As Lilith (sneak preview)

w/ director Eytan Harris

In this surreal dark comedy, an Orthodox Jewish organization and an eccentric Israeli mother lock horns over the remains of her teenage daughter's body. (More.)

The British in Bed (sneak preview)

w/ director Pippa Robinson

Disarming confessions from eight couples sitting up in bed. (More.)

Circo (sneak preview)

w/ director Aaron Schock

The Ponce family's traveling circus has journeyed throughout rural Mexico for generations, but mounting debt and a difficult nomadic lifestyle threaten to halt the grand tradition. (More.)

Colony (sneak preview)

w/ director Carter Gunn

The disappearance of the honeybee population is one of the most vexing mysteries of our time, and this artful film begins to unravel it. (More.)

Cowboys in India (sneak preview)

w/ director Simon Chambers

A filmmaker's hoped-for expose of a Western mining company results in a comedy of errors involving his relationship with his Indian driver and guide. (More.)

Dinner Party (shorts program)

w/ director Amy Grappell

LSD athletes, camel herders, karaoke kids and salacious swingers – these are your guests at this specially made "dinner party." (More.)

Disorder (sneak preview)

w/ director Huang Weikai

A scary, surreal survey of Guangzhou, China, as if "Eraserhead" were a documentary. (More.)

Enemies of the People

w/ directors Thet Sambath and Rob Lemkin

On a mission to investigate and to also forgive the brutal murderers who perpetrated the Killing Fields of Cambodia, journalist Thet Sambath is seeking truth and reconciliation. This is the True Life Fund selection, and the festival hopes to raise $10,000 to benefit Sambath. (More.)

Familia (sneak preview)

w/ directors Mikael Wistrom and Alberto Herskovits

A warts-and-all look at 30 years in a single Peruvian family's life. (More.)

Familia from Mikael Wiström on Vimeo.

GasLand

w/ director Josh Fox

Natural gas exploration in the U.S. isn't so natural after all, Josh Fox learns, as he sets out to expose a rapacious industry before it lays waste to his beloved river valley. (More.)

CAN YOU DO THIS WITH YOUR TAP WATER? from JOSHFOX on Vimeo.

Greetings From the Woods (sneak preview)

w/ director Mikel Cee Karlsson

A Swedish director captures life in his eccentric hometown. (More.)

HolyWars (sneak preview)

w/ director Stephen Marshall

An Irish convert to Islam faces off with an evangelical Christian. Will either budge? (More.)

How to Fold a Flag

w/ co-director Petra Epperlein

We go beyond the body count as we track returnees from a Latino cage fighter to a Congressional candidate. (More.)

How to Fold a Flag from Pepper and Bones on Vimeo.

Identity Crisis (shorts program)

w/ director Jay Rosenblatt

Identity crises from around the globe including a deer who thinks he's a cow, the story of how Ernest Hemingway created Hemingway and a teenager at a crossroads. (More.

Invention of Dr. NakaMats (sneak preview)

w/ director Kaspar Astrup Schroder

Meet the crackpot inventor responsible for 357 inventions, including the floppy disk, in his almost 80 years. (More.)

It Felt Like a Kiss (sneak preview)

w/ director Adam Curtis

Ike & Tina Turner, the space chimp, Nikita Khrushchev, Saddam Hussein, Little Eva, the CIA and Rock Hudson all play parts in Adam Curtis' jaw-dropping mash-up of 50 years of empire building and storytelling. (More.)

Kati With An I (sneak preview)

w/ director Robert Greene and d.p. Sean Price Williams

A dreamy, intimate portrait of a small-town teenage girl wrestling with her future. (More.)

KATI WITH AN I trailer from prewarcinema on Vimeo.

Kick In Iran

w/ director Fatima Geza Abdollahyan

The changing face of Iran as seen through a portrait of tae kwon do star Sarah Khoshjamal, the country's first female Olympic qualifier. (More.)

Last Train Home

w/ director Lixin Fan

An epic adventure movie about one family's place amongst the 120 million people in China who return from the factories in coastal cities to their vilages in the interior. (More.)

The Mirror

w/ director David Christensen

A loving and humorous portrait of a small Italian village and their plan to build a giant mirror. (More.)

The Mirror (Lo Specchio) - Trailer from David Christensen on Vimeo.

My Country, My Country

w/ director Laura Poitras

In this visionary film by our True Vision honoree, an Iraqi doctor and political candidate struggles with the chaos that has engulfed his country. (More.)

The Oath

w/ director Laura Poitras

A Yemeni taxi driver struggles with his past ties to Bin Laden and a brother-in-law who is imprisoned at Gitmo. (More.)

The Other Side of Life (sneak preview)

w/ directors Andy Wolff and Stefanie Brockhaus

A stunning film following two brothers in Cape Town, South Africa, accused of murder. (More.)

 

Rachel Is

w/ director Charlotte Glynn

A warm-hearted look at Rachel, a mentally challenged teenager, as she and her mother Jane struggle to find independent living options. (More.)

Racing Dreams

w/ director Marshall Curry

With dreams of NASCAR dancing in their heads, three tweens compete on the national go-kart circuit. (More.)

The Red Chapel

w/ director Mads Brugger

A devilishly absurdist road trip inside the heart of North Korea's evil empire. (More.)

Restrepo

w/ co-director Tim Hetherington

An immersive journey with an American platoon inside the one of the most dangerous combat zones in Afghanistan. (More.)

Smash His Camera

w/ director Leon Gast and producer Adam Schlesinger

Ron Galella was the original American paparazzo, a social pariah and celebrity scourge. But at 79, he now feels like more of a pop idol himself and, surprisingly, an artist. (More.)

Someone to Watch Over (shorts program)

w/ director Melanie Levy

This shorts compilation goes from Bobcat Goldthwait's behind-the-scenes look of his childhood home movies to the unfathomable journeys that parents of disappeared children endure. (more)

Those Who Remain

w/ co-director Carlos Hagerman

Two Mexican directors' sure-handed celebration of their culture, in the shadow of El Norte. (more)

The Tightrope (sneak preview)

w/ director Nuria Ibáñez

A Mexican circus performer is torn between family tradition and her husband's desire for an ordinary life in this exquisitely shot piece of observational filmmaking. (more)

Waking Sleeping Beauty

w/ producer Peter Schneider

Art and commerce collide inside the mouse house as Disney animation studio bounced back during a tumultuous period. (more)

Waste Land

w/ director Lucy Walker

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz returns to his homeland and to Jardim Gramacho – the largest garbage dump in the world. (more)

When We Were Boys (sneak preview)

w/ director Sarah Goodman

This nostalgic, impressionistic snapshot of male adolescence captures two years in the lives of a group of Canadian prep schoolers. (more)


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