The True/False Podcast

Every year in March, the True/False Film Fest celebrates the complex, surprising and hilarious world we share, and the documentary films that capture it. Now, we want to give you a taste of the Fest year round with the True/False podcast. Presented by KBIA. Hosted by Allison Coffelt.

Carmine Grimaldi shares his approach to collaborating with the subjects in his three short films One of the Roughs, Servicing Guide and If Only There Were Peace, all from True/False 2017.

Yance Ford (STRONG ISLAND) and Travis Wilkerson (DID YOU WONDER  WHO FIRED THE GUN) shares their families’ histories of being the victims and perpetrators of violence respectively. 

Deborah Stratman discusses developing the voice of a region in her film The Illinois Parables (True/False 2016).

Antonio Tibaldi and Alex Lora discuss navigating the relationships with their subjects while filming Thy Father's Chair (True/False 2016).

Chautauqua

May 18, 2017

True/False provocateurs Avi Lewis, Charlie Lyne and Sarah Jeong share stories about fighting, technology and paint drying on a wall.

Stephanie Spray, co-director of True/False 2014 film Manakamana, discusses sound as it relates to her new project aboard the scientific drilling vessel, the JOIDES Resolution.

Chris, Christine'a and PJ Rainey talk about their relationship with director Jon Olshefski after he spent a decade documenting some of their family's most intimate moments. The Rainey family are the subjects of the film QUEST (True/False 2017).

Jon Olshefski, a director who spent a decade gathering footage of his subjects, discusses time as an ingredient in documentary filmmaking. His film, QUEST, was the recipient of the 2017 True Life Fund.


Campfire Stories

Apr 6, 2017

Four True/False 2017 directors sit around an indoor fire, eat s'mores and share behind the scenes stories from their films. Stories from Viktor Jakovleski (BRIMSTONE & GLORY), Peter Nicks (THE FORCE), Dan Sickles (DINA) and Sabaah Folayan (WHOSE STREETS?).

Eric Hynes discusses the art of criticism and this moment in documentary form. Hynes is a film critic and a programmer at the Museum of the Moving Image.

The True/False podcast returns next week with our conversation with film critic and programmer Eric Hynes. We'll have new episodes every other week after that. Until then, enjoy this little treat from this year's Buskers Last Stand.

Laura Hartrick and Craig Atkinson discuss gaining intimate access to police departments for their film Do Not Resist.

Bill and Turner Ross discuss immersing themselves in a happening for their film Contemporary Color (T/F Boone Dawdle 2016).


Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe discuss the balancing act of following multiple characters in their film The Bad Kids (T/F ’16). The Bad Kids premiers on PBS in March 2017. 

 

Hello

Feb 16, 2017

Introducing the True/False Podcast, presented by KBIA. Each episode brings you conversations with documentary filmmakers about their craft. First episode drops February 23.