Day 4 has wrapped in chilly Comlumbia, MO.
The weekend temperaturs dipped will into the single digits with dustings of snow and bouts of freezing rain, only reinforcing the bounding experience.
The day was booked with some heavy hitters, Rich Hill & Boyhood being obvious highlights. Cairo Drive was on deck until a projection failure cancelled the screening, some impromptu performance by Maine's Tough Cats smoothed the experience. I hope to catch it upon a national release.
The night closed with yet another amazing Buskers Last Stand performance at the Missouri Theater, featuring The Tough Cats & Samuel James (Maine), as well as Yes Ma'am, Raya Brass Band and Les Trois Coups.
Finally wrapping out the volunteer party around 2am, the Maine Contingent (proudly rolling with 4 new members, Ian, Andrea, Colin & Sam) found warmth and refuge at the Berlin Cafe for a night cap and waffles, bringing the True/False experience full circle.
What a weekend. I'm already looking forward to next year.
Trailers and recap coming soon.
Day 3 complete, packed as usual, filled with a few Secret Screenings that should be noted, as well as Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors. Trailers soon to come. Starting Day 4 now, with much anticipation.
Day 2 wrapped. Apples and Sausage at the Berlin, just as good as last year. Found one of the raddest Cosby sweaters ever, photos soon to come. Notable films: Sacro GRA, might have been my favorite film of the weekend so far. The Vanguishing of the Witch Baba Yaga had the best sound track I've heard in a while. Feeling really great about this weekend so far...
Day 1 of T/F: Accomplished.
Field Notes: I now know that I can stay awake trough 3 film screenings on only two hours of sleep. A Stuckey's Pecan Log Roll is a Missouri truck stop treat better left untouched. Notable film of the da: Jodorowsky's Dune.
Off to Cafe Berlin for breakfast and much needed coffee.
Felt it was necessary to share these films after seeing them on the circuit last month.
The Kill Team simply blew me away. A very important and informative film and with everything happening in the world today it is truly something everyone should experience.
Who is Dayani Cristal? is equally as illuminating and an important insight into the world of a boarder crossing immigrant.
A bit on the lighter side, Bending Steel is a compelling tale of a coy New Yorker striving to hone the strength and showmanship of the iconic vaudeville Strong Man. A classic.
A bit late on my True/False recap post, better late than never. Here are just a few of my recommended documentary films to see in 2013.
The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear
Cutie & The Boxer
Expedition to the End of the World
Sunday was the 4th and final day of our True/False adventure in Columbia, MO. David and I started the morning like each before it at Cafe Berlin, scoring another solid breakfast. The rest of my day was filled with 4 screenings, the Closing Night Reception and the Buskers Last Stand.
Each film was noteworthy in its own right, but my top choice would have to be Who is Dayani Cristal?, which had various elements that spoke to me.
In-between screenings I accidentally stumbled upon The Speculative Stroll of Columbia, guided by non other then Timothy "Speed" Levitch. A pleasant surprise, if you haven't seen The Cruise, you should.
The Closing Night Reception was classy, but I think the Buskers really took the show with a multi act performance around the main lobby of the Missouri Theater, featuring Maine's very own Toughcats. A really wonderful way to end such an eventful weekend.
T/F13 was truly an inspiring adventure and I will most definitely be coming back next year.
Cheers to the Maine crew: Jon, David, Ron, Lindsay & the Toughtcats!
Noteworthy film trailers and musicians to check out coming soon...
Day 3, David and I were right out straight with 4 films, a panel discussion on the DIY lifestyle and then some music with the Toughcats at Cafe Berlin to close out the night with the rest of the gang.
My standout film of the day had to be The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear which looks into the lives of about half a dozen young people from the country of Georgia. Simply a beautiful film.
On to the 4th and final day, back to Cafe Berlin for the third time.
Day 2 of True/False. Lots of awesome Secret Screenings yesterday, 4 films total. Staying mindful of the waving cat.
On to day 3.
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