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.