true false film festival http://kbia.org en True/False education coordinator brings documentary film to Columbia students http://kbia.org/post/truefalse-education-coordinator-brings-documentary-film-columbia-students <p>Polina Malikin has been the educational outreach coordinator for the True/False Film Festival for the past three years.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:10:55 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 49101 at http://kbia.org True/False education coordinator brings documentary film to Columbia students Student volunteers get involved with True/False Film Festival http://kbia.org/post/student-volunteers-get-involved-truefalse-film-festival <p>The True/False Film Festival has consistently offered volunteer positions for students since it started in 2004.&nbsp; Along with access to all of the documentaries showcased at the festival, students can meet with directors, ask questions about the filmmaking process and participate in other activities throughout the weekend.&nbsp; Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:15:50 +0000 Jacob Jones 49015 at http://kbia.org Student volunteers get involved with True/False Film Festival True/False box office to be converted into art gallery http://kbia.org/post/truefalse-box-office-be-converted-art-gallery <p>Every year, Columbia’s downtown area comes alive during the weekend of the True/False Film Festival. Many of this weekend’s festival-goers stopped by the box office to pick up passes or look through the True/False merchandise available.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:45:27 +0000 Hope Kirwan 48984 at http://kbia.org True/False box office to be converted into art gallery Runners brave cold for fourth annual True Life Run http://kbia.org/post/runners-brave-cold-fourth-annual-true-life-run <p>People were up and running early Saturday morning for the fourth annual True Life Run as a part of this weekend’s True/False Film Fest.</p><p>People gathered around Flat Branch Park, where participants signed in and received their official T-shirts for the race. The entry fee was $25 for the race, the T-shirts and breakfast at the conclusion of the race.</p><p>Runners huddled with friends and drank coffee prior to the race in temperatures hovering around the 20s. Despite the cold temperatures, people were upbeat and excited for the True/False festivities.</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 02:28:29 +0000 Brian Ruehlmann 48948 at http://kbia.org Runners brave cold for fourth annual True Life Run 'Private Violence' dismantles domestic abuse myths http://kbia.org/post/private-violence-dismantles-domestic-abuse-myths-0 <div><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">here</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">download the podcast</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p></div><div><p>When her ex-husband would beat her, survivor Deanna Walters says her family used to ask her "Why don't you just leave him?"&nbsp;</p><p>If only the answer were simple. And as long-time advocate for domestic abuse survivors Kit Gruelle says: If only no one would ever ask that question.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:43:43 +0000 Harum Helmy 48866 at http://kbia.org 'Private Violence' dismantles domestic abuse myths ‘Private Violence’ dismantles domestic abuse myths http://kbia.org/post/private-violence-dismantles-domestic-abuse-myths <p></p><p>When her ex-husband would beat her, survivor Deanna Walters says her family used to ask her "Why don't you just leave him?"&nbsp;</p><p>If only the answer were simple. And for long-time advocate for domestic abuse survivors Kit Gruelle, if only no one would ever ask that question.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:34:22 +0000 Harum Helmy 48761 at http://kbia.org ‘Private Violence’ dismantles domestic abuse myths Exploring one of literature's most complex works in 'The Joycean Society' http://kbia.org/post/exploring-one-literatures-most-complex-works-joycean-society <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:18:13 +0000 Kellie Moore 48631 at http://kbia.org Exploring one of literature's most complex works in 'The Joycean Society' Columbia film fest wins grant from Oscars group http://kbia.org/post/columbia-film-fest-wins-grant-oscars-group <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Columbia documentary film festival has won financial support from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to continue exploring the boundaries between truth and fiction on the silver screen.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:13:40 +0000 Associated Press 43953 at http://kbia.org Columbia film fest wins grant from Oscars group Film documenting poverty in rural Missouri crowdsources finishing funds http://kbia.org/post/film-documenting-poverty-rural-missouri-crowdsources-finishing-funds <p></p><p>For first-cousin filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo, the hardest part about <a href="http://richhillfilm.com">filming <em>Rich Hill</em></a>,<em>&nbsp;</em>their upcoming documentary on poverty in rural Missouri, was to stop.</p><p>&ldquo;I just wanted to keep visiting them and visiting them,&rdquo; Tragos said.</p><p>&ldquo;I think we both very much fell in love with all these families,&rdquo; Palermo added. &ldquo;In turn, [they] say they love us like family.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:55:27 +0000 Harum Helmy 40947 at http://kbia.org Film documenting poverty in rural Missouri crowdsources finishing funds True False Fest is like Christmas for CoMo businesses http://kbia.org/post/true-false-fest-christmas-como-businesses <p>Some downtown Columbia business owners are saying their businesses saw some of the biggest crowds they've ever had during last weekend's True False Film Fest. And some business owners are already considering advertising and promotion plans for next year’s festival.</p><p>This year’s festival sold a record 40,000 tickets.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:00:12 +0000 Nathalie Granda 30110 at http://kbia.org True False Fest is like Christmas for CoMo businesses True False: The sights and sounds http://kbia.org/post/true-false-sights-and-sounds <p>The 10th annual True False Film Fest is in the bag.</p><p>This year's festival screened more than 40 films over four days, and was punctuated by original music from the festival's official troupe of buskers, a rambunctious parade, outrageous costumes, and pleasantly crowded cafes filled with locals, visitors, filmmakers, and international accents.</p><p>As usual, True False also brings inspiration. And because of the subject matter of the films, it can be an emotionally intense weekend amidst the revelry, as KBIA's&nbsp; Sidney Miller captured in her audio postcard from the festival.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:48:43 +0000 Sidney Miller and KBIA staff 29810 at http://kbia.org True False: The sights and sounds True/False Film Festival expects more than 37,000 attendees http://kbia.org/post/truefalse-film-festival-expects-more-37000-attendees <p>From today through Sunday, True/False Film Fest will be taking over downtown Columbia. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:43:30 +0000 Erica VandenHouten 29745 at http://kbia.org True/False Film Festival expects more than 37,000 attendees Snow affects True Life Run race and events http://kbia.org/post/snow-affects-true-life-run-race-and-events <p>The city of Columbia and the True/False team are working to ensure minimum influence from the snow on Festival. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:16:00 +0000 Yuqing Pan 29750 at http://kbia.org Snow affects True Life Run race and events 'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer' tells the inside story behind the protest http://kbia.org/post/pussy-riot-punk-prayer-tells-inside-story-behind-protest <p></p><p><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</i><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations"><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">here</i></a><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</i><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264"><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">download the podcast</i></a><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</i></p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A little over a year ago, members of the feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot staged an unauthorized performance inside Russia’s main cathedral, railing against the recently re-elected President Vladimir Putin. </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grEBLskpDWQ"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Video of their "punk prayer"</span></a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> went viral, and their subsequent arrest raised an international outcry, with notable figures like Madonna and Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi calling for their release.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:17:54 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 29651 at http://kbia.org 'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer' tells the inside story behind the protest 'The Expedition to the End of the World' explores life's meaning through art and science http://kbia.org/post/expedition-end-world-explores-lifes-meaning-through-art-and-science <p><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</i><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">here</i></a><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</i><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">download the podcast</i></a><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</i></p><p>For three weeks, Danish filmmaker <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0218934/">Daniel Dencik</a> and his film crew drifted on an old wooden schooner through the remote arctic waters of Greenland. Also on board, a group of artists and scientists studied the changing landscape of northeastern Greenland and used it to answer questions for scientific research and existential definition. Dencik’s job was to capture this age-old tradition of artists and scientists searching for truth and meaning in a rarely navigated locale. (Think Columbus and other early explorers.)</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:53:52 +0000 Kristofor Husted 29447 at http://kbia.org 'The Expedition to the End of the World' explores life's meaning through art and science