PHOTO GALLERY: It's not too late for individual True/False film fest tickets

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | 4:26 p.m. CST; updated 8:28 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 2, 2011
As the True/False Film Festival approaches, staff and volunteers are busy at work. Anticipating the 2011 festival to have the largest attendance yet, volunteers are playing an increasing role in the festival's operations.
True/False box office hours

The box office is located on the southeast corner of Ninth and Cherry streets.

  • Noon Thursday
  • 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

COLUMBIA — You can still buy tickets to films for this year’s True/False Film Festival. Passes are sold out, but tickets for individual documentaries will be available at noon Thursday at the festival's box office on the southeast corner of Ninth and Cherry streets.

To ensure a spot in line, you can stop by the box office starting at 9 a.m. to pick up a "Q" number, a line number, to purchase tickets when the box office opens. The Q system also allows patrons to show up one hour before a film starts to receive numbers for last-minute available seats. The Q number ensures that patrons do not have to stand in line while waiting for seat availability.

There are more than 6,000 tickets available for individual films, which will sell for $8 at the box office or $10 at the door of each film.

As in past years, money will be collected through the festival’s True Life Fund. This year, the money will benefit three subjects from one of this year’s featured films, "The Interrupters."

"The Interrupters" is a film that delves into the lives of three Chicago residents who decide the only way to stop the crime and violence that surrounds them is to confront problems at the source. They take on the role of "Violence Interrupters."

Hickman High School’s Courtwarming King candidates have raised $3,000 for this year’s fund, according to a True/False news release.

The school has been involved in the fundraiser since it began in 2007, and in those five years has raised more than $13,000 for the fund.

Each year Hickman has invited the director and subjects of the benefiting films to attend a schoolwide assembly. This year, three people featured in "The Interrupters," along with the film’s director Steve James, will attend an assembly on Friday at the school.

Gordon Howard displays his set of True/False tickets after picking them up Wednesday.
Lea Marienfeld displays her Lux pass after picking it up at the True/False Box Office on Wednesday. The pass gives Marienfeld admission to an unlimited number of films and events and parties.
A sign outside of Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream promotes the True/False film festival Wednesday.
A bowl of True/False keychains sits on a counter at The Butterfly Tattoo on Wednesday. The Butterfly Tattoo is one of many local venues where people can purchase True/False garb.
True/False ticket-holders wait in line for the box office to open Wednesday. Before the box office officially opened, the line stretched down Cherry street between Ninth and Tenth streets.
True/False ticket-holders take their turn entering the official box office on the corner of Ninth and Cherry streets Wednesday. It was the first day folks could pick up tickets.

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