Monthly Archives: March 2013

True/False Film Festival Day 3 – Coda: Films to watch as accompaniments…

… for an alternative point of view… The Gatekeepers, which I saw on Day 3, was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Documentary along with another Israeli documentary, 5 Broken Cameras, which tries to provide voice to the Palestinian side. (The Oscar, then, went to Searching for Sugar Man, which I deeply enjoyed  at last […]

True/False Film Festival Day 3 – An international lineup

My lineup for Day 3 was totally international/transnational: Russian Winter Go Away!, Israeli The Gatekeepers, American After Tiller, Italian Da Vinci (a short), and Danish The Act of Killing. Winter Go Away! – 3/5 Ten filmmakers from the Marina Razbezhkina’s School of Documentary Film and Documentary Theatre lived with a camera for two months in […]

True/False Film Festival Day 2 – Not much writing about the films today

So, what are the Secret Screenings at T/F, which I mentioned at the end of my post on Day 1? Each year, the festival features a number of untitled screenings coded with a color. These are films yet to have their scheduled world premieres or films trying to keep their number of public screenings at […]

True/False Film Festival Day 1

Indiwire has written about the reputation that a documentary film festival occurring yearly in a small town in mid-Missouri has gained. It’s also one of the most fun, they say, with its bonus of parties, music, and the accessibility of filmmakers and other film biz people throughout the festival. I must agree. It’s the event […]