Boone Dawdle 2012 to feature unique film, band

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | 7:17 p.m. CDT; updated 7:31 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2012

COLUMBIA — The True/False Film Fest will be holding its third annual Boone Dawdle this Saturday.  Featuring the film “The Source,” the audience will get a close look at what a 1970s southern California cult looks like.

“It’s pretty much like every stereotype you have in your head, it's like hippies with beards and white robes and psychedelic drum jams and lots of people living together under one roof getting high and having sex and worshiping some bizarre combination of things,” Boone Dawdle co-conspirator David Wilson said.

The dawdle hasn’t changed much from past years but has been revamped, with more bands along the route the bikers will take. Participants will take the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail and the Katy Trail to Les Bourgeois Vineyard for the event, then have a picnic dinner, listen to the music of Cave and watch the featured film after the sun sets.

Those who purchased tickets but aren't interested in biking to the event can drive to Les Bourgeois. Party Pass ticket holders can take a shuttle to the event, which departs from Shiloh Bar and Grill at 5:30 p.m. and returns to Flat Branch Park between 11 and 12 p.m.

“The Source” documentarian Isis Aquarian and co-director Jodi Wille will be at the festival and available to answer questions after the film is shown.

“Its pretty freaky, and it’s a pretty amazing story,” Wilson said. The documentary choice was clear this year because it's fascinating and fun. With only a handful of tickets left, Jeremy Brown, managing director and volunteer coordinator of the dawdle, believes the show will be sold out by tomorrow.

“It has sold faster than the last two years. I think more people know about it – more people have gone to it and want to go again,” Brown said. True/False Film Fest regulars and loyalists will always be the dominating group at the event, but there are always new people that come each year.

The Boone Dawdle committee picked the film first, then had the task of picking music to match it. The psychedelic 1970s feel of documentary was musically matched with the band Cave. Brown felt it would be interesting to have Cave channel some of the music within the film.

Of the event's 400 participants, 250 will bike 16 miles to the event, and new surprises will be in store along the way. 

For more information including the event schedule, check out the guide to the dawdle.

Supervising editor is Ann Elise Taylor.

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