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True/False is Coming

January 3, 2013

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True/False is coming…

I am in awe of what you have built in Columbia. I have been to many festivals around the world, but I have never witnessed the unique combination of community spirit, excited audiences, daring programming and all-around fantastic atmosphere that you have fostered around T/F.

Simon Kilmurry, executive director, American Documentary/POV

The festival will celebrate its 10th year in 2013…

We figured out that you are secretly brainwashing us, in preparation for your tenth anniversary whereupon you will send out the balloon signal and wherever your past attendees are, the chip will kick in and we will do whatever you have programmed us to.

Natalie Difford, Chicken & Egg

Are you ready?

How often does anything truly live up to expectations? How common is it for our false hopes to be dashed by too much hype? What a wonder to experience a weekend that went so far beyond our imaginings. We were beyond dazzled by the expert organization, warm reception and friendly audiences. True/False reminded me what our film community actually feels like and why I love it so much.

Heidi Ewing, director, Detropia

Mark your calendars for Feb. 28-March 3rd…

For any documentarian, True/False is nirvana. You walk down the street of Columbia Missouri — and you are stopped by students and secretaries, college professors and construction workers, and they all want to talk to you about your film, the intricacies of its subject and the aesthetic choices made! This is the way it’s supposed to be and never is: the town lives and breathes docs. When I went to True/False, I remembered what I sometimes forget: the unalloyed joy of making and watching docs.

Alex Gibney, director, Taxi to the Dark Side

And buy your passes today.

I could not have asked for a more intimate, smart, meaningful experience.

Nadav Kurtz, director, Paradiso

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Coming This Weekend! The Citizen Jane Film Festival!

October 17, 2012

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If you’re a film fanatic and going to be in Columbia this weekend for the Citizen Jane Film Festival, you’ve made a great choice! Citizen Jane showcases independent films by independent women, tackling the under representation of women in the film industry head on. Now that you have your passes purchased and your tickets reserved, it’s time to

This weekend, eight venues throughout the Stephens College campus and downtown Columbia will play host to a robust schedule of both short and feature films from all over the country. In addition to a fantastic array of films, there are also other special events that you won’t want to miss…

Women in Music Showcase

Come down to the Bridge after the opening night film on Friday night to hear local women cover Journey! A great evening filled with music from the finest female musicians in Columbia, Missouri. The event will be hosted by CoMo Girls Rock!, an organization dedicated to empowering girls through creative expression, musical exploration and performance. Performances from Shirelle & the Hot Raxx, Rae Fitzgerald, Penny & The Farthingtons, Sunshine Mamas and Dubb Nubb will be sure to delight your ears!

The Bridge. Home to the Citizen Jane Film Festival special events. Photo by Kyle Devlin.

A Dance Party for the End of the World

What possible response to the end of the world could there be but a rockin’ dance party to end all dance parties? Join us for our hallowed Saturday night tradition with DJ Dot Matrix, VJ Ramon Salinas and the Hella Go-Go Dancers. Bring your dancin’ shoes and plan to party down and ring in the end of the world with us. Done dancing the night away? Join us for a midnight breakfast at Cafe Berlin!

A film festival weekend in Columbia means deep experiences, new friendships and immersion in the idea that independent films enrich our lives, make us ask questions and encourage us to learn. While you’re here, take time to explore The District and soak up the atmosphere of a festival weekend in Columbia. It’s truly an experience like no other.

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