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March 10, 2017

What really goes down at the True/False volunteer after-party

T’was a night filled with filmmakers, neon lights and throwback jams.

March 9, 2017

In ‘Quest,’ music drives the story

In ‘Quest,’ music drives the story

The Rainey family works through obstacles and still gives back to the community.

March 8, 2017

Manolo and Gorrion create a nostalgic yet modern tale in ‘Donkeyote'

Manolo and Gorrion create a nostalgic yet modern tale in ‘Donkeyote'

The True/False film's meandering pace is perfect.

March 7, 2017

Meet the dogs of True/False Film Festival

Meet the dogs of True/False Film Festival

MOVE editors Bailey and Victoria take fluff writing to another, more literal, level.

March 7, 2017

‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’ is an immigrant success story that won’t be forgotten

‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’ is an immigrant success story that won’t be forgotten

The documentary features the Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings Bank, the only bank to have faced criminal charges as a result of the 2008 financial crisis.

March 7, 2017

‘Dina’ celebrates what it means to live a life

‘Dina’ celebrates what it means to live a life

Watching “Dina” is like watching a real-life rom-com play out in front of you.

March 7, 2017

‘Distant Constellation’ juxtaposes innovation and quiescence

‘Distant Constellation’ juxtaposes innovation and quiescence

Shevaun Mizrahi’s “work in progress” film features individuals from all walks of life.

March 7, 2017

Polish film ‘Communion’ does not disappoint

Polish film ‘Communion’ does not disappoint

Director Anna Zamecka’s freshman documentary screened for the first time in the U.S. at True/False Film Fest.

March 7, 2017

‘Step’ will make you want to dance for joy

‘Step’ will make you want to dance for joy

The True/False documentary gives a look into the lives of three Baltimore teens.

March 7, 2017

‘Stranger In Paradise’ is a devil’s advocate for the global refugee crisis

‘Stranger In Paradise’ is a devil’s advocate for the global refugee crisis

The European film had its U.S. debut at the True/False Film Fest, offering a provocative look at the refugee crisis.

March 7, 2017

‘The Grown-Ups’ brings awareness to Down syndrome

‘The Grown-Ups’ brings awareness to Down syndrome

Director Maite Alberdi’s humanizes three individuals affected by the syndrome in her documentary.

March 7, 2017

‘Whose Streets?’ highlights the community behind the Ferguson protests

‘Whose Streets?’ highlights the community behind the Ferguson protests

The documentary is a vital look at the frustration and anger that followed Michael Brown’s death.

March 6, 2017

‘Rat Film’ is about something more profound than rats

‘Rat Film’ is about something more profound than rats

The documentary opens viewers’ eyes to socioeconomic separation in Baltimore.

Feb. 28, 2017

Country artist with an unconventional message to perform during True/False

Country artist with an unconventional message to perform during True/False

St. Louis native Jack Grelle will perform at Rose Music Hall on Saturday.

Feb. 28, 2017

Get to know the 2017 True/False Film Festival provocateurs

Meet the people whose job it is to make you think.

Feb. 28, 2017

How to True/False: Live your best fest

How to True/False: Live your best fest

Four days of films and so much more.

Feb. 28, 2017

This year’s True/False merch shows ethereal themes

This year’s True/False merch shows ethereal themes

Come “Out of the Ether” and into True/False.

Feb. 28, 2017

True/False and KBIA create a podcast that any documentary lover will be addicted to

This podcast will not only capture the literal sounds of the festival, but directors’ thoughts on their work.

Feb. 28, 2017

True/False art ‘sparks an interaction’

True/False art ‘sparks an interaction’

A diverse group of artists will include this year’s theme of alchemy into their work around Columbia.

Feb. 28, 2017

True/False brings local sponsors at every level

True/False brings local sponsors at every level

Columbia’s community comes together to support True/False.

Feb. 28, 2017

True/False Film Fest gets a new box office for 2017

True/False Film Fest gets a new box office for 2017

Sager Braudis Gallery is the new spot for the festival’s headquarters.

Feb. 28, 2017

True Life Fund breaks the fourth wall

True Life Fund breaks the fourth wall

The fund gives True/False audiences a way to respond to what they see on screen.

Feb. 24, 2017

For the Love of Movies: A categorical guide to True/False films

For the Love of Movies: A categorical guide to True/False films

Columnist Nick Corder zeroes in on this year’s most eye-catching films.

Feb. 22, 2017

True/False sets the stage with diverse lineup of musicians

True/False sets the stage with diverse lineup of musicians

There’s more to the festival than just the films.

Feb. 8, 2017

Quiz: Which True/False Film Fest documentary should you see?

There’s a total of 37 films to pick from, and our quiz knows which one is perfect for you.

March 13, 2016

A look back on March March

Gallery:

A look back on March March

Here are some of our favorite pictures from the March March parade.

March 7, 2016

Owen Suskind brings animation to life in ‘Life, Animated’

Owen Suskind brings animation to life in ‘Life, Animated’

Suskind is tackling life one Disney scene at a time.

March 6, 2016

'Tickled' isn’t what you’d expect

'Tickled' isn’t what you’d expect

The documentary starts lighthearted and eventually uncovers dark secrets.

March 1, 2016

Harold’s Doughnuts meets local businesses: unlikely collabs with cool results

Harold’s Doughnuts meets local businesses: unlikely collabs with cool results

The only time group work is actually worth it.

March 1, 2016

CoMo restaurants step up to the plate for your True/False eats

CoMo restaurants step up to the plate for your True/False eats

Who says you need popcorn?

March 1, 2016

Director David Farrier explores the world of competitive endurance tickling

Farrier: “It was like peeling back an onion; there were all these different layers that we never expected.”

March 1, 2016

From MOVE’s archives: New festival questions, fact and fiction

This is MOVE’s very first article on True/False from 2004. Our favorite part? “Wilson said he believes the festival will garner national attention ...

March 1, 2016

Ido Haar answers questions about his fourth documentary, “Presenting Princess Shaw”

Ido Haar answers questions about his fourth documentary, “Presenting Princess Shaw”

Haar explains how he found Ophir Kuti “Kutiman” and his unique perspective on the growing powers of online communications.

March 1, 2016

Lost Letters brings a new kind of theatre to True/False

The new project combines immersive theatre with escape rooms.

March 1, 2016

MOVE wants YOU to attend these True/False events

We all know the movies are awesome, but there is a ton more to True/False than just the films. MOVE, aka the chillest people ...

March 1, 2016

Q up at True/False

MOVE breaks down how to attend True/False.

March 1, 2016

‘Starless Dreams’ director sees stars with True/False’s True Vision award

‘Starless Dreams’ director sees stars with True/False’s True Vision award

Director Mehrdad Oskouei shows True Vision with his film about seven Iranian girls.

Oct. 8, 2015

Local festival adds a +1 to their team

Pamela Cohn takes center stage as True/False’s new programmer.

April 7, 2015

‘The Hunting Ground’ comes to Ragtag

This new documentary critiques the handling of sexual assaults on college campuses in an completely unflinching manner.

March 11, 2015

MOVE reviews favorites of True/False films

This year’s True/False films showed a variety in subjects but impressed across the board.

March 11, 2015

The story of the Stage Manager

Volunteering at True False proved to be an amazing experience

March 10, 2015

Neither/Nor brings “the truth of life” to “the truth of the screen”

Chimeric Polish films showcased at this year’s Neither/Nor film series

March 3, 2015

A ragtag bunch of cinephiles

A ragtag bunch of cinephiles

MOVE chats with the self-titled “co-conspirator” behind True/False and the city’s beloved Ragtag Cinema.

March 3, 2015

Local businesses benefit from True/False traffic

Downtown shops offer sales during festival.

March 3, 2015

Need a ride?

COMO Connect will let you suffer it for free during True/False.

March 3, 2015

The Blue Note prepares for True/False Film Festival

The Blue Note prepares for True/False Film Festival

With new ownership, the iconic venue continues its participation in the fest.

March 3, 2015

True life: I’m a True/False volunteer

True life: I’m a True/False volunteer

A two-time festival volunteer (and former MOVE redheaditor) shares her behind-the-scenes experiences.

March 3, 2015

True Life Run captures festival’s uniqueness

As a part of the True/False Film Festival, the True Life Run raises money for the festival’s charity, the True Life Fund, which donates money to the subject of one documentary each year.

March 3, 2015

Doc or mock? Gimme Truth! decides

The game show has a simple premise: local filmmakers create two-minute documentaries that are either totally true or fully false, leaving the audience to decide.

March 3, 2015

‘Drone’ strikes the heart and mind

MOVE gets a sneak peek at one of the films to be screened at True/False.

March 3, 2015

Here’s to you, MOVErs

I’ll see you at the festival.

March 3, 2015

How to: True/False

MOVE shares the secrets of how to rock your True/False experience.

March 3, 2015

Q&A with The Riveter’s Natalie Cheng

MOVE chats with the mag’s CEO (and former MOVE editor) about “Drink Up to Startups!” at Muse Clothing, slated for March 6.

March 3, 2015

MOVE busks a move

We caught up with a few of the True/False buskers, the musicians who’ll be playing during the fest.

Jan. 20, 2015

'The Long Now' art exhibit at Imago

'The Long Now' art exhibit at Imago

For the first time, True/False is partnering with Imago Art Gallery and Cultural Center to promote its upcoming 2015 festival.

Sept. 23, 2014

The real fake Nick Cave

Blast from the past: MOVE’s True/False review of “20,000 Days on Earth,” which hit wide release last week.

Aug. 26, 2014

“Boyhood” and the modern epic

MOVE columnist Robert Mecchi on “Boyhood”’s reinvention of the coming-of-age tale.

May 29, 2014

Independent theater one of Columbia’s most beloved attractions

Independent theater one of Columbia’s most beloved attractions

Indie theater Ragtag Cinema is crucial to Downtown Columbia’s culture

April 29, 2014

David Wilson’s documentary goes beyond Branson entertainment industry

The Branson-focused documentary will premiere in Columbia on May 2 at Ragtag

March 3, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False recap: Frozen but still fulfilled

I listened to “I Will Survive” on my way downtown this morning. Here I am. I did it. The snow wasn’t quite as substantial ...

March 2, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘Happy Valley’

Joe Paterno had a rough go of things in the last few months of his life. “Happy Valley,” the popular and commonly used nickname of ...

March 2, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘Forest of the Dancing Spirits’

In the midst of a tropical forest deep in the Congo Basin lives the Aka people, a uniquely spiritual community that director Linda Västrik lived ...

March 2, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘Stand Clear of the Closing Doors’

“Stand Clear of the Closing Doors” is the telling of a fictitious tale that incorporates the everyday dilemmas people have — that is, everyday if you ...

March 2, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘Private Violence’

In certain parts of our country, domestic violence seems to take on the “don’t ask, don’t tell” role, as situations of unnecessary pain ...

March 1, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: 'Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart'

In 1990, Pamela Smart came home to find her husband, Gregg, murdered and her house ransacked. The murder of Gregg Smart launched a string of ...

Feb. 28, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: 'Rich Hill'

Seventy miles south of Kansas City is Rich Hill, Mo., the home of three boys. Thirteen-year-old Andrew and his family have been moving from town ...

Feb. 28, 2014

MOVE Movies:

HOW TO: True/False

This year marked my first True/False Film Fest, where filmmakers and film lovers alike come together to share and appreciate documentary films, right in ...

Feb. 28, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘20,000 Days on Earth’

Fresh off its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, “20,000 Days on Earth” is a documentary of sorts following a day in the life ...

Feb. 27, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘The Notorious Mr. Bout’

“The Notorious Mr. Bout” tells the story of businessman-turned-convicted-arms-dealer Viktor Bout. The film, one of the two that opened this year’s True/False Film ...

Feb. 25, 2014

March March Parade to kick off True/False

This year’s parade will start at the Boone County Courthouse Square at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Feb. 25, 2014

The Reel Reflections: True/False flick picks

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on the must-see films of this weekend’s film fest

Feb. 19, 2014

Letters from the Editor:

Why you absolutely, positively must True/False

If, two years ago, you had asked me what I thought of the True/False Film Fest, I would have responded with a blank stare ...

Feb. 19, 2014

Local band Dubb Nubb graces True/False musical lineup

Local band Dubb Nubb graces True/False musical lineup

The three sisters are set to play The Blue Fugue on Feb. 28.

Feb. 19, 2014

Experienced director Emilie Sabath shares True/False picks

The artist-in-residence for the MU theatre department weighs in on this year’s festival lineup.

Feb. 19, 2014

Hit the ground running at True/False

This year’s True Life Run benefits victims of domestic violence.

Feb. 19, 2014

Student director picks True/False favorites

Senior Dan Woodward has directed a popular film already. Now hear his top picks for True/False.

Feb. 19, 2014

True/False artwork stands as shadowed spectacle

Look beyond the films at this year’s festival.

Feb. 19, 2014

Volunteers bring True/False to life

Returning volunteers discuss the pros and, well, the pros of helping out at the annual fest.

Feb. 19, 2014

‘Approaching the Elephant’: A documentary on the Teddy McArdle Free School

‘Approaching the Elephant’: A documentary on the Teddy McArdle Free School

Amanda Wilder documents free schools in “Approaching the Elephant.”

Feb. 19, 2014

Film featuring Obama look-alike to premiere at True/False

Film featuring Obama look-alike to premiere at True/False

Director Ryan Murdock filmed Ortiz throughout the 2012 presidential election.

Feb. 19, 2014

Frank Pavich’s documentary comes to True/False

Frank Pavich’s documentary comes to True/False

After creating a storyboard of more than 3,000 images, Jodorowsky’s film “Dune” collapsed before it could be made.

Feb. 19, 2014

'The Green Prince' brings hope to True/False Film Fest

'The Green Prince' brings hope to True/False Film Fest

Nadav Schirman's film shows the development of an unlikely friendship.

Feb. 19, 2014

True/False: Decoded

No clue what a “Q” is? MOVE’s got your back.

Feb. 19, 2014

True Life Fund benefits victims of domestic violence

True Life Fund benefits victims of domestic violence

Cynthia Hill’s ‘Private Violence’ will be recognized at the 2014 film fest.

March 7, 2013

Couch Potato: If TV were more like True/False

TV columnist Jack Howland on Columbia's documentary film festival and why TV should be paying attention

March 4, 2013

'After Tiller' film sparks discussion about late-term abortions

The directors plan to release the film to colleges and universities before releasing it on DVD.

March 3, 2013

True/False Film Fest 2013:

What I learned from a day at T/F

Before coming to Mizzou this past fall, I had heard about the True/False Film Fest before, but had absolutely no idea what it really ...

March 3, 2013

T/F Review: "After Tiller"

True/False Film Fest 2013:

T/F Review: "After Tiller"

This was quite possibly the heaviest film that was shown at True/False, and I’m so glad I got to see it. I went ...

March 2, 2013

T/F Review: "Which Way is the Front Line from Here?"

True/False Film Fest 2013:

T/F Review: "Which Way is the Front Line from Here?"

Maybe it’s because of the journalist in me, but “Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington ...

March 2, 2013

T/F Review: "The Gatekeepers"

True/False Film Fest 2013:

T/F Review: "The Gatekeepers"

After facing a Q line to rival the longest of Q lines and hearing time and time again that the documentary I was about to ...

March 2, 2013

True/False Film Fest 2013:

Do's and don'ts from a T/F firstie

Yesterday, I had my first taste of True/False. I can say with certainty that I’ll definitely be back for more. Most importantly, I ...

March 2, 2013

T/F Review: "Stories We Tell"

True/False Film Fest 2013:

T/F Review: "Stories We Tell"

The Q for "Stories We Tell" was the longest one I’ve faced yet (out of all two). I had expectations for this documentary as ...

March 1, 2013

T/F Review: "No"

True/False Film Fest 2013:

T/F Review: "No"

I decided to see "No" because it was one of the picks made by the expert I interviewed for MOVE’s True/False issue. By ...

March 1, 2013

T/F Review: “I am Breathing”

True/False Film Fest 2013:

T/F Review: “I am Breathing”

So after frantically scrambling out of the theater from “The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear” I went right back into the Q line for the ...

March 1, 2013

T/F Review: “The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear”

True/False Film Fest 2013:

T/F Review: “The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear”

The Big Ragtag theater opened Thursday afternoon with its showing of “The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear.” Not only was this my first brush with ...

March 1, 2013

10 Years of True/False

Here's a look at the top highlights from the film fest's lifespan so far.

Feb. 28, 2013

Letters from the Editor:

True vs. False

Poor documentaries. In a world of blockbuster movies and TV shows that probably actually cause withdrawal symptoms for every missed episode, documentaries just can’t ...

Feb. 28, 2013

Ask the experts: True/False picks (Part 1)

Ask the experts: True/False picks (Part 1)

A festival volunteer and Ragtag director weigh on on this weekend's best films.

Feb. 28, 2013

Ask the experts: True/False picks (Part 2)

Ask the experts: True/False picks (Part 2)

A T/F programming assistant and MU professor choose their favorite fest flicks.

Feb. 28, 2013

How to survive True/False

How to survive True/False

Here's how to prep for the most frantic hipster weekend of your life.

Feb. 28, 2013

Q&A with Mucca Pazza

Q&A with Mucca Pazza

Mandolinist Gary Kalar shares what it's like to be in the marching band that thinks it's a rock band.

July 10, 2012

Mark your iCal now for these super-local and legendary fairs, festivals and flings.

The 10 coolest festivals in Columbia and central Missouri.

July 10, 2012

Cave, "The Source" ride into Columbia for True/False Film Fest's third Boone Dawdle

Cave, "The Source" ride into Columbia for True/False Film Fest's third Boone Dawdle

The True/False Film Fest hosts its third installment of the Boone Dawdle on Aug. 18.

March 4, 2012

Live Blog: True/False Film Fest 2012:

Review: 'Bully'

Many filmmakers have tried to peek into the reality of bullying in American schools and usually try to find out where the problem lays. It ...

March 4, 2012

Live Blog: True/False Film Fest 2012:

Review: 'V/H/S'

If buzz, localness or probability of fainting were to be used as criteria, the most anticipated film of the 2012 True/False Film Fest had ...

March 3, 2012

Live Blog: True/False Film Fest 2012:

Review: 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

One of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s most famous and controversial pieces is a series of three photographs. In the first he holds ...

March 1, 2012

Live Blog: True/False Film Fest 2012:

Review: 'Only the Young'

When you hear the word “documentary,” you probably think of talking heads, old newsreel footage and animated infographics all telling the intricate story of why ...

Feb. 29, 2012

Director Robert Greene speaks about 'Kati with an I'

The event coincides with the beginning of the 2012 True/False Film Fest.

Nov. 11, 2011

Post-9/11 documentary showcases efforts to "Better This World"

Post-9/11 documentary showcases efforts to "Better This World"

"Better This World" looks at post-9/11 terrorism next week at Ragtag.

March 2, 2010

True/False Film Fest takes over Columbia

True/False Film Fest takes over Columbia

The festival attracted more than 25,000 people.

March 1, 2010

Blake ends Buskers Last Stand

Live blog: True/False Film Fest 2010:

Blake ends Buskers Last Stand

Musician Robert Blake waves his hat to the crowd gathered at Buskers Last Stand on Sunday night at The Missouri Theatre. The event was the ...

March 1, 2010

Robert Blake passes off guitar

Live blog: True/False Film Fest 2010:

Robert Blake passes off guitar

Graduate Lauren Salant is handed Robert Blake's guitar at Buskers Last Stand on Sunday night at The Missouri Theatre. Blake ran from a mix ...

March 1, 2010

Bramble joins with others to celebrate end of festival

Live blog: True/False Film Fest 2010:

Bramble joins with others to celebrate end of festival

James Miska of Bramble plays the banjo with the Toughcats and Rum Drum Ramblers during Buskers Last Stand on Sunday night at the Missouri Theatre ...

March 1, 2010

Trio of bands come together for end of festival

Live blog: True/False Film Fest 2010:

Trio of bands come together for end of festival

Ryan Koenig of the Rum Drum Ramblers plays the harmonica during Buskers Last Stand on Sunday night at the Missouri Theatre. The Toughcats, Rum Drum ...

March 1, 2010

Magnuson celebrates end of festival

Live blog: True/False Film Fest 2010:

Magnuson celebrates end of festival

Assistant adjunct education professor Carolyn Magnuson drinks beer while chatting with others at the Buskers Last Stand celebration Sunday night in the Missouri Theatre. Magnuson ...

March 1, 2010

Festival wraps up with Buskers Last Stand

Live blog: True/False Film Fest 2010:

Festival wraps up with Buskers Last Stand

People gather in the lobby of the Missouri Theatre on Sunday night to celebrate the end of the True/False Film Fest, Buskers Last Stand ...

Feb. 28, 2010

'Restrepo' plays at Missouri Theatre

Live blog: True/False Film Fest 2010:

'Restrepo' plays at Missouri Theatre

The logo of True/False Film Fest is projected onto the ceiling during a screening of 'Restrepo' on Sunday at the Missouri Theatre. The film ...

Feb. 27, 2010

Director of photography Rene Johannsen speaks about 'The Red Chapel'

Live blog: True/False Film Fest 2010:

Director of photography Rene Johannsen speaks about 'The Red Chapel'

Rene Johannsen, director of photography for 'The Red Chapel,' speaks Saturday at The Blue Note. The movie was filmed in North Korea and was able ...

Feb. 27, 2010

The Chapel doors

Live blog: True/False Film Fest 2010:

The Chapel doors

Movie goers enter The Chapel at Stephens College on Saturday for the 12:30 p.m. showing of 'Disorder.' The movie, directed by Huang Weikai ...

Feb. 19, 2010

True/False Film Fest featured on The Auteurs

Five films will be available to stream on the social networking site.

Feb. 26, 2009

True/False bigger than ever this year

The participation has grown to more than 15,000 people.