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.
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
- Vox reviewers will be attending every movie and panel throughout the weekend. Keep up with the reviews here.
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.
- True/False organizers are willing to take risks to show what they consider to be great films, including screening a director's debut film. But it's a nerve-wracking experience for those directors.
- The True/Life Fund rewards subjects of documentaries for their selfless social impact with community donations and corporate sponsorship. But for some previous recipients, it reflects Columbia’s unforgettable attitude and gracious spirit.
There is rarely a dull moment for True/False co-founders Paul Sturtz and David Wilson. The pair travel to 10 film festivals every year, and Wilson has been working on his own documentary that will premiere at South by Southwest later in March.
- Find even more Vox coverage of True/False.
- Follow Vox's instagram, @VoxMagazine to see True/False as Vox sees it.
What you need to know about True/False 2013
What is the True/False Film Festival?
- It is a documentary film festival held in Columbia from Thursday to Sunday. There are also parties, panel discussions, a parade, a 5k run and other activities on top of movie screenings. View the schedule of the True/False website here. Click here for a map of venues for events and concerts.
What films are showing?
- There are 42 films being screened at this year's festival. Check the list on True/False's website with descriptions and links to trailers.
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.
- The Blue Note, 17 N. Ninth St.
- Forrest Theater at The Tiger Hotel, 23 S. Eighth St.
- The Globe Theater (First Presbyterian Church), 16 Hitt St.
- Jesse Auditorium, 801 Conley Ave.
- The Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
- The Odd Fellows Lodge, 920 E. Walnut St.
- The Picturehouse (Missouri United Methodist Church), 204 S. Ninth St.
- 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.