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Volunteers prepare True/False box office for its opening next week

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 8:50 p.m. CST; updated 7:05 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 20, 2014
True/False Film Fest volunteers prepared the box office for the film festival on Wednesday. The theme for the box office this year is "Magic realism."

*CORRECTION: Sasha Goodnow's name was misstated in a previous version of this article.

COLUMBIA — Brushes, cleaning supplies and buckets of paint covered the floor of the space the True/False Film Fest is leasing for its box office this year.

Ivy Lynch, art design volunteer for the festival, and Sasha Goodnow, co-art coordinator for the True/False Film Fest, were busy painting the walls of the box office and frames to hang on those walls Wednesday afternoon.

Goodnow said eight volunteers are designing and preparing the space, near the intersection of Hitt Street and Broadway, for its opening at 5 p.m. Feb. 26. Together, they have donated more than 100 hours of work since the lease began at the beginning of February.

*Goodnow said the hardest part about getting the space ready is the timing — the crew only had three weeks to prepare.

"It's different every year," she said. "We always have the supplies we need so that's a plus, and there's always people to help so that's nice."

After the festival is over, however, the artwork will disappear. The lessee that will take over the building after the festival is finished plans to tear down the walls and expose the underlying brick, Goodnow said.

Lynch said her favorite part about volunteering with the festival has been making art.

"Every year there is something unique about it," she said. "Making cool special things that don't last long and is only for a short time is fun."


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