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The organizers of the True/False Film Fest, taking place in Columbia, Missouri, on February 28 to March 3, are announcing their lineup exclusively to IndieWire. The 36 feature films and 18 short films (full list below) were culled from “roughly” 1,100 submissions.
Among the 36 new features, four of the films announced are world premieres. “The Hottest August,” is from director Brett Story (“The Prison in Twelve Landscapes,” T/F 2016) and explores the anxieties of a “sweltering” New York City. “Midnight in Paris,” the directorial feature debut from Roni Moore and James Blagden, follows the Flint Northern High School’s senior class of 2012 as the Michigan students prepare for prom. Brazil-based filmmaker Maíra Bühler will screen “Let it Burn,” described as a tender portrait of addicts housed in a converted hotel in São Paulo’s notorious Cracolândia neighborhood. And the fourth T/F world premiere is director Jeffrey Peixoto’s exploration into what attracts members to the Church of Scientology in “Over the Rainbow.”
Year - Documentary - Film - Festival - Films
Now in its 16th year, the documentary film festival that prides itself on showing films that use and push the form, has been known to screen films that aren’t traditionally categorized as nonfiction (last year “The Rider” and “American Animals”). This year is no exception with a special screening of “Finding Frances,” the much discussed series finale to the Comedy Central series “Nathan For You.” True/False will screen for the first-time a theatrical cut of the finale and following the screenings, star and director Nathan Fielder will present never-before-seen footage.
“Nathan for You” series finale “Finding Frances”
Films - Olivier - Meyrou - Celebration - Fashion
11 films, including Olivier Meyrou’s “Celebration,” about legendary fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, will make the U.S. Premiere at this year’s True/False. Meanwhile, the festival landed a number of the most discussed titles that premiered at Sundance last week: “Knock Down the House,” “One Child Nation,”...
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