True False Festival Favorite

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I am so excited about the upcoming True False Film Festival, which is truly one of the premier events in Columbia.  My husband and I have attended every year since we moved to Columbia five years ago, and we think it just keeps getting better.  This year (March 1-4) we have Lux passes and a full slate of 18 documentary films, which might be difficult to cram in with all the accompanying busker music, festival parties, question and answer sessions with film folk, art installations, etc.  There’s even a parade Friday evening, entitled the “March March”.

It’s a whirlwind of fun chaos, anchored by an impressive film schedule.  A few I’m most looking forward to seeing:

  • Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope – A look inside the superhero, fantasy & sci-fi spectacle.
  • The Vanishing Spring Light – An intimate portrait of a Chinese matriarch.
  • The Queen of Versailles – Meet the family with the mostest:  a couple that wants to build the biggest house in America.

Although I love to stuff myself with four days of popcorn and beer, I realize that most newcomers might prefer a bit less commitment (which is particularly good since they are now sold out of passes).

You can hop on-line by 6pm tonight to get a Gateway Packet for three films, or purchase individual tickets at the box office ($8) or at the door ($10).  See you at the movies!

Stacey Thompson at the True False Jubilee 2011


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