Day 2: A guide to the movie reviews, social media and all things True/False

Friday, March 1, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 4:13 p.m. CST, Monday, March 4, 2013
True/False Film Fest attendees stenciled insect shapes onto the wall of the Blue Note on Friday as part of an art installation.

COLUMBIA — Festivalgoers came out in costume to the jubilee, which opened the 10th True/False Film Fest Thursday night at the Missouri Theatre.

In addition to a full slate of film screenings on Friday, people are invited to join the March March beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the Boone County Courthouse Square.


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The festival presents documentary films over four days with venues and events around downtown Columbia. Here's a quick guide to the Missourian and Vox's coverage and what you need to know if you are planning to attend.

Vox movie reviews

Keep up with the True/False Film Fest

  • We're collecting the best of the social media conversation surrounding the festival. You can see the highlights here, and join in by using the hashtag #truefalse on Twitter or Instagram.

Submit one-word movie reviews

  • What one word best describes the movie you just saw? We're asking that question at the venues this weekend. See what moviegoers had to say and see how to contribute your own one-word review.

Vox coverage


True/False Film Fest volunteers make preparations

True/False loyalists wait for tickets

What you need to know about True/False 2013

What is the True/False Film Festival?

What films are showing?

How do I attend the screenings?

  • Although all the passes to attend screenings have been sold out, there is still a way to attend. An hour before the film starts, go to the venue and look for the venue Queen – the most flamboyant person in the area. The Queen will hand over a Q number and the house manager will release all available seats five minutes prior to the start of the film.

    These tickets cost $10 for nonpassholders ($6 for students for films at the Missouri Theatre, The Blue Note and Jesse Hall); passholders get Q tickets for free.

Where are films being screened?

True/False shows films in eight venues. All are within walking distance of each other in downtown Columbia. Click here for an interactive map of the film venues.

  1. The Blue Note, 17 N. Ninth St.
  2. Forrest Theater at The Tiger Hotel, 23 S. Eighth St.
  3. The Globe Theater (First Presbyterian Church), 16 Hitt St.
  4. Jesse Auditorium, 801 Conley Ave.
  5. The Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
  6. The Odd Fellows Lodge, 920 E. Walnut St.
  7. The Picturehouse (Missouri United Methodist Church), 204 S. Ninth St.
  8. Ragtag Cinema (big and little), 10 Hitt St

How do I get around the festival?

All garages are open 24 hours, seven days a week. The District has 5,900 public and private parking spaces, including 1,413 on-street metered spaces.

Rates vary based on the location of the space. On-street parking costs between 60 and 75 cents per hour. To park in a garage costs 50 cents per hour.

On-street metered parking is enforced between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There is no charge on Sunday.

City garages are located at Eighth and Walnut streets; Eighth and Cherry streets; Sixth and Cherry streets; Tenth and Cherry streets; and Fifth and Walnut streets.

Taxi service will be available in the The District for the weekend. City buses will run between 6:20 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. Thursday and Friday and between 10 a.m. and 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.

The city will alter its FastCAT route to provide service to all of the venues at no charge.

Yes Ma'am performs at festival

Kevin Thorne, Elena Dorn, Matthew Edens, Defne Incirlioglu and Benjamin Asher, the Yes Ma'am buskers from New Orleans, perform during True/False Film Fest festivities Friday on Ninth Street in downtown Columbia.

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