The True/False Film Festival offers a four-day weekend of creative placemaking in which filmmakers, artists, musicians and others remake the mid-sized college town of Columbia, Missouri.
And we have some egg-cellent news! Four documentaries by Nest-supported filmmakers will be screening at the festival, happening from Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3.
American Factory, directed by Julia Reichert (2016 Chicken & Egg Award recipient) and Steve Bognar
Dizzying, hilarious and devastating, this tale of two factories makes for a landmark story of workplace anxiety. Directors Reichert and Bognar have spent a decade documenting the plight of Ohio’s factory workers, and their dedication pays off when they are given astonishing access to Fuyao, a Chinese auto glass manufacturer, as it revives a shuttered General Motors plant in Dayton.
- Friday, Mar. 1 / 2:30PM / Jesse Auditorium
- Friday, Mar. 1 / 9:15PM / The Globe
- Saturday, Mar. 2 / 6:30PM / Missouri Theatre
- Sunday, Mar. 3 / 6:00PM / The Picturehouse
How much control does a person have over their own life? In China, state control begins before a child is even born.
- Friday, Mar. 1 / 4:30PM / Forrest Theater
- Saturday, Mar. 2 / 3:15PM / The Picturehouse
- Saturday, Mar. 2 / 7:00PM / Jesse Auditorium
- Sunday, Mar. 3 / 9:30AM / Missouri Theatre
In the Florida Panhandle lies the provincial town of Marianna, Florida, where one native resident runs a particular marathon in hopes of lifting the veil of racial terror caused by the town’s buried history.
Chicken & Egg Pictures is supporting the immersive, room-scale virtual reality experience based on their short film. In Changing Same: The Untitled Racial Justice Project, the participant travels through time and space to witness the connected historical experiences of racial terror in America.
Screens before The Commons:
- Thursday, Feb. 28 / 7:30PM / Showtime Theater
- Friday, Mar. 1 / 1:45PM / Forrest Theater
- Sunday, Mar. 3 / 12:00PM / Showtime Theater
- Sunday, Mar. 3 / 4:00PM / Jesse Auditorium
Knock Down the House, directed by Rachel Lears (former Nest grantee for The Hand That Feeds)
What’s more important: charismatic political candidates or the behind-the-scenes machine that works to elect them? Knock Down the House gives us both, breathlessly following a new breed of politician alongside a tireless collective of activists enraged by the state of American governance.
- Thursday, Feb. 28 / 7:00PM / Missouri Theatre
- Friday, Mar. 1 / 1:30PM / Showtime Theater
- Friday, Mar. 1 / 10:00PM / Jesse Auditorium
- Saturday, Mar. 2 / 9:30AM / Showtime Theater
And if you’re not in Columbia, Missouri this weekend, we have some egg-cellent news regarding these women directed documentaries. Netflix has acquired American Factory and Knock Down the House, and Amazon acquired One Child Nation; the three films will be available to stream soon.
The True/False Film Fest, the Columbia, Missouri-based documentary film festival, announced their lineup late last night.
(T)ERROR recently had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it won the US Documentary Special Jury Prize for Breakout First Feature. Something Better to Come made its debut at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
Congratulations to these stellar Chicken & Egg Pictures grantees!