Colorful March March parade kicks off True/False Film Fest
Friday, February 28, 2014 | 9:00 p.m. CST;
updated 9:19 a.m. CST, Monday, March 3, 2014
Puppet versions of Paul Sturtz, left, and David Wilson, right, are made to surprise the organizers, or "co-conspirators," of the True/False Film Fest for the March March parade on Friday. The parade ran from the Boone Country Courthouse Square to the Missouri Theatre.
Participants gather before the March March parade at the Boone County Courthouse Square on Friday.
Melissa MacGowan staples clothing to the puppet resembling David Wilson for the March March parade on Friday. The puppets took six weeks to make.
Emma Walcott-Wilson awaits the beginning of the March March parade for the True/False Film Fest on Friday. "I'm Sailor Earth," Walcott-Wilson said. Sailor Earth is a character from the "Sailor Moon" television series.
Amanda Frevert, a member of the Hulagans, performs in the March March parade for the True/False Film Fest on Friday.
Kyler Vanmatre, 5, waves at spectators in the March March parade for the True/False Film Fest on Friday. Friday was Kyler's birthday.
Colorful characters gathered for the March March parade starting at the Boone County Courthouse Square and ending at the Missouri Theatre. Characters included puppets and the performing Hulagans to kick off the True/False Film Fest on Friday.¦Sarah Rothberg
COLUMBIA — March March, the kickoff parade for the True/False Film Fest, featured participants dressed in brightly colored costumes who danced their way down Ninth Street on Friday.
Video by John Farmer de la Torre
The one-hour parade started at the Boone County Courthouse Square and ended outside the Missouri Theatre. Members of the public were encouraged to dress up in costume.
Some dressed up as magicians and characters from video games, while others wore multicolored outfits and fluorescent wigs. Although most participants simply marched down the street, others were more creative. One group of people paraded while keeping hula hoops on their waists and lassoing the hoops above their heads.
A jazz band and rhythmic drummers provided music, which prompted participants and spectators to dance on the street outside the Missouri Theatre.
The True/False Film Fest runs from Feb. 27 to March 2.