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Arts and Culture
8:28 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Runners brave cold for fourth annual True Life Run

Runners gather around the sign-in area for the fourth annual True Life Run on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Participants paid a $25 entry fee for the run, a True Life Run t-shirt, and breakfast at the conclusion of the race.
Brian Ruehlmann KBIA

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.

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.

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.

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True/False Conversations
2:02 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Pastor gives refuge to oil workers in 'The Overnighters'

Pastor Jay Reinke.
Jesse Moss, The Overnighters

Listen to KBIA's Kristofor Husted interview Jesse Moss.

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes

The fracking boom in much of the U.S. has opened up a new path for people searching for work, of course, but also for redemption and reinvention.  In the film “The Overnighters,” filmmaker Jesse Moss travels to Williston, N.D., to tell the story of Lutheran Pastor Jay Reinke and the workers he houses in his church and home. Reinke invites newcomers to sleep in extra rooms at the church and to sleep in their cars in the parking lot while they look for jobs and more permanent housing. Some of the men even live in the pastor’s home with his family.

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True/False Conversations
11:28 am
Fri February 28, 2014

'Particle Fever' follows scientists' search for 'God particle'

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
Credit Particle Fever

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

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Global Journalist
12:40 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Filmmakers expose US covert operations around the world

'Dirty Wars' director Richard Rowley traveled to Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan, to investigate the reach of US covert operations.
Credit Photo courtesy of Dirty Wars

In the past few months, a trio of documentary films and the feature film Zero Dark Thirty have given viewers an inside look at counterterrorism and covert warfare. The films coincide with a growing international scrutiny of drone strikes — a new type of targeted killing that’s been the centerpiece of U.S. counterintelligence strategy since Barack Obama became president.  

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Global Journalist
6:25 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

How some filmmakers evade censorship in former Soviet states

"Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" was one of the films discussed during a True/False panel discussion about filming in former Soviet republics.
Credit Courtesy of Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

During the True/False Documentary Film Festival in Columbia, directors from around the world gather to screen their films and talk about their craft.

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Arts and Culture
11:37 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Did you miss Ushio Shinohara box a canvas at True/False this year? Check this out

The results of Ushio Shinohara's painting demonstration on Sunday at True/False
Credit Scott Pham / KBIA

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True/False
12:41 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

'Cutie and the Boxer' tells an unconventional story about love, but not a love story

Noriko Shinohara (l.) looks in the camera as her husband Ushio stretches. From Zachary Heinzerling’s CUTIE AND THE BOXER, a documentary about the 40-year marriage of artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara.
Erik Jonsson

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

Ushio Shinohara was a “rowdy, confrontational" young artist, seemed destined for fame after moving to New York City in the late 1960’s. He hung out with Warhol. He’d been part of Japan’s post-war avant-garde movement, most well-known as the “boxing painter,” for his exhibitionist art where he would dip his cloth-bound hands in ink, and punch his way down a canvas. But his full potential was never realized.

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True/False
1:18 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

"Computer Chess" shows the dawn of the digital age

Credit Courtesy of Computer Chess LLC

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

In 1997, a computer beat a human at chess for the first time.  Gary Kasparov was reputedly the best chess player of his time but an IBM program named Deep Blue wore him down. It was a landmark moment for technology and is one of the seminal moments of the digital age. Director Andrew Bujalski, most famous for inaugurating the “Mumblecore” genre in the 1990s—wanted to find the root of that moment, and it took him to the obscure nerd culture of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Intersection
6:49 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

How True/False has evolved over the years

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Arts and Culture
8:22 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Audio postcard: Meter maids at the March March Parade

From left to right: Ann Breidenbach, Jacquelyn Sandone, Barbie Reid and Elizabeth Bergman pose for a picture before the March March. The four friends dressed as meter maids.
Harum Helmy KBIA News

What happens when four self-proclaimed parking violators get together for True/False Film Festival's annual March March Parade? They get dressed up as meter maids. The theme for this year's festival is "the influencing machine," and the four women picked parking meters as their chosen apparatuses. Ann Breidenbach, Jacquelyn Sandone, Barbie Reid and Elizabeth Bergman say they want to remind out-of-town filmgoers to watch out for parking tickets. KBIA's Harum Helmy bring us an audio postcard from this year's parade. 

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Global Journalist
7:05 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Documentary filmmakers define their role

Documentary filmmakers, like journalists, seek to capture true stories in their work.

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Intersection
6:30 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Making movies in mid-Missouri

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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