*UPDATE: This article has been updated to include details about each film.
COLUMBIA — Two fiction features, Richard Linklater’s "Boyhood," a favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, and "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors," are among the films on the 2014 True/False Film Fest program, announced Wednesday.
The festival takes place from Feb. 27 to March 2. It is in its 11th year. Thirty-nine films were selected for the festival. Four were chosen for secret screenings.
"Boyhood" took 12 years to make and is 164 minutes long. It chronicles the evolution of a family, with a special focus on a boy named Mason from age 5 to 18. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, critics have described it as "incredibly involving," "deeply moving" and "uncanny."
"Stand Clear of the Closing Doors" chronicles a mother’s frantic search for her autistic son, who has embarked on a journey in New York’s subway system. The film won a special jury prize at the Tribeca Film Festival.
It’s not the first time the fest has included fiction films in its program. Last year’s "No," starring Gael Garcia Bernal, was a fictionalized account of Chile’s national referendum during Augusto Pinochet’s leadership.
Other films on this year’s list include an Errol Morris film about Donald Rumsfeld, "The Unknown Known"; an inquiry into the question of whether Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer "cheated" to produce the effects of light he achieved in his paintings, "Tim’s Vermeer"; and a film about a topless feminist group’s "naked war against patriarchy" called "Ukraine Is Not a Brothel."
"A Thousand Suns (Mille Soleils)"
Synopsis: The niece of famed Sengalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety documents the cultural effects from Mambety's 1972 film "Touki Bouki" through the eyes of the film's star.
Synopsis: Director Kaveh Bakhtiari explores illegal immigration in modern Europe by sitting and talking with the immigrants themselves in Athens, Greece.
Synopsis: Filmmakers Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny film on the front lines of Syria and Libya to document evidence of coordinated attacks by Bashar al-Assad and the now-deceased Muammar Gaddafi.
Synopsis: Pilgrims make a journey by cable car to worship at the Manakamana temple, the sacred place of Hindu goddess Bhagwati.
Synopsis: Thousands of people protest the austerity plans in Barcelona, Spain.
Synopsis: Mickey McGuigan, a 73-year-old Northern Irish farmer, goes on a journey to find out if miracles are real.
Synopsis: In a film that took 13 years to make, Richard Linklater documents the life of boy between ages 5 and 18 and the changes in his family.
"Stand Clear of the Closing Doors"
Synopsis: An autistic boy ventures into the subway and enjoys a day of discovery as his mom searches for him above ground.
"The Joycean Society"
Synopsis: A look into groups who gather to read James Joyce and re-create "Finnegans Wake."
Synopsis: An exploration of one of the world's most populated cities from its own streets.
"Approaching the Elephant"
Synopsis: Follows the first year of a free school where students have the choice whether to go to class and rules are voted upon.
Synopsis: This fascinating documentary tackles one of cinema’s most interesting “what could have been" stories: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt to adapt "Dune," a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert.
Synopsis: A Texas inventor seeks to solve the mystery of how the 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer painted such realistic paintings 150 years before the invention of photography.
"The Unknown Known"
Synopsis: Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld explores his controversial career.
Synopsis: "Big Men" takes an in-depth look at the ambition, corruption and consequences of the African oil industry.
Synopsis: This film follows six scientists through the launch of the biggest and most expensive experiment on the planet, the Large Hadron Collider, in order to unravel mysteries of the universe.
Synopsis: Tens of thousands of men flock to North Dakota after an oil field is discovered, and a pastor risks everything to help the new migrant workers face the reality of few employment opportunities.
Synopsis: Through the story of a survivor and an advocate for justice for women, the film explores the reality of domestic violence.
"Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart"
Synopsis: This documentary revisits the first court case to be fully televised and explores the role the media played in coloring public opinion and influencing Pamela Smart's sentence.
Synopsis: Director Amir Bar-Lev looks into the feelings surrounding the Penn State abuse scandal. The film delves into how the community and Penn State football fans dealt with their loyalty to head coach Joe Paterno in light of the actions of his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
"The Green Prince"
Synopsis: Based on the memoir "Son of Hamas," this documentary follows a spy and his handler and their moral struggle within the political situation between Israelis and Palestinians.
"20,000 Days on Earth"
Synopsis: This film follows musician Nick Cave in a fictitious 24 hours of his life, as he marks his 20,000th day on Earth. It explores the artistic process, the power of the creative spirit and what shapes people into who they are.
Synopsis: Based in the Missouri town of Rich Hill, three adolescent boys navigate growing up while their families try to survive the decline of the coal industry.
"Dusty Stacks of Mom"
Synopsis: An animated and personal "rockumentary," this film follows director Jodie Mack’s mother’s dying poster business.
"My Kid Could Paint That"
Synopsis: This film follows 4-year-old Marla Olmstead’s path to stardom as an abstract artist selling $300,000 worth of paintings, all while people question her parents’ willingness to exploit her talents.
"Ukraine is Not a Brothel"
Synopsis: This documentary bares all with its intimate look into the topless Ukrainian feminist group Femen.
Synopsis: Director Gianfranco Rosi created this film as a follow-up to his American-set “Below Sea Level” and traveled across a 43.5-mile freeway to gather the distinct stories of the people who lived there.
Synopsis: The complicated relationship between actress Brandy Burre's public life and her private domestic life is exposed in this film.
Synopsis: Uncertain, Texas, sits on the edge of a dying lake, and its citizens want to prevent an aquatic weed from ruining their lake.
"Life After Death"
Synopsis: American philanthropists stand in for family for a 20-something Rwandan man named Kwasa.
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