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Columbia Missourian

True/False loyalists line up for box office opening

By Elle Hoffman, Shannon Robb
February 28, 2013 | 10:26 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Linda Vankuran was lined up along with about 30 other people early Thursday morning waiting for the 9 a.m. opening of the box office for this weekend's True/False Film Fest.

Vankuran, who came to town from Los Angeles, said her brother, who lives in Columbia, persuaded her to come to the festival five years ago and she's returned each year.

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"I'm really impressed with how the town embraces the festival," she said. "It's not a festival where people go just to be seen."

Andrew Kaiser was at the front of the line Thursday morning to queue for available tickets. Kaiser and others seeking to buy single tickets received a number to return with for buying the tickets at noon.

Kaiser said it was his fourth year attending the festival and his third consecutive year to be the first in line at the box office.  

"I'm always looking forward to the experience," Kaiser said. "It's great seeing the films, but it's the way the town comes alive. ...It gives the town a more festival kind of atmosphere."