Fans line up early for True/False Film Fest tickets

Thursday, March 1, 2012 | 10:20 a.m. CST; updated 12:04 p.m. CST, Thursday, March 1, 2012
True/False Film Fest volunteer Brooke Epple, center, hands out line numbers to Charles Young, left, and Heather Windham, right, on Thursday at the True/False box office. Festival goers lined up on the corner of Broadway and Hitt Street early Thursday morning to secure their spot to purchase tickets for the weekend.

COLUMBIA—Andrew Kaiser arrived at 5 a.m. last year, but this year thought that 6 a.m. would be good enough. He was right.

Kaiser was the first of about 100 people who began to line up early Thursday morning  in front of the box office, waiting for a line number to get tickets for the True/False Film Fest that go on sale at noon.

The line at the box office wrapped around the corner of Broadway and Hitt Street. 

“Every year I forget to get a pass,” Kaiser said, so he wakes up early on opening day to wait in line for tickets to individual movies.

Kaiser especially wanted to see "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" and "The Ambassador."  

The four day film fest begins today with the first movie, "The Waiting Room," scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the Forrest Theater. There is an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Missouri Theater called “The Jubilee” followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening of the Oscar-winning documentary "Undefeated."

Robin Cornelison, who has been attending True/False since 2004, was in line to get tickets for “Bully” and “Detropia” but wasn't sure about ticket availability.

"I’ll be mad if I can’t see ‘Detropia,’" Cornelison said.

Amy Chow was in line alongside Cornelison and arrived around 7:20 a.m. to get the No. 9 spot in line. Her plan was to score tickets for Thursday evening's showing of “Undefeated” and “The Belovs.”

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