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March 1, 2012 | 12:00 a.m. CST
Number of parking tickets given out downtown during True/False weekend in 2011. Fines totaled $8,870.
Number of free rides Shakespeare’s “pedicab lord” gave out during True/False last year. That’s four times as many as an average weekend.
Kegs of beer Café Berlin ordered specifically for True/False. That’s 680 glasses of brew: enough to adequately inebriate the entire volunteer force of True/False after a long day’s work.
The number to call Taxi Terry’s for a ride home if you have enjoyed one too many of those glasses of beer.
Average temperature of True/False. The highest temperature of a festival day was 77 degrees on March 2, 2008. The lowest high temp was 30.9 degrees on March 1, 2009. The biggest drop in temperature occurred in 2009 when, on Thursday it was 69.1 degrees and by Sunday the temperature had sunk to 30.9 degrees, proving that Missouri weather changes quicker than the duration of a documentary.
Amount of time, measured in days, films will be played at the festival.
Age of the oldest True/False volunteer.
Number of filmmakers, producers, cinematographers and film subjects scheduled to attend this year’s festival.
Number of steps from Kaldi’s Coffee to Jesse Auditorium. The walk can be completed in six minutes and 41 seconds. However, when the streets of downtown are packed with the activity of the festival, even the most focused docaholic can get distracted. Allot a bit more time between your caffeine fix and your next screening.
Square feet of black fabric used to line the walls of The Picturehouse in one the new venues, Missouri United Methodist Church.
Number of miles the farthest out-of-town director, Xun Yu, will be traveling for the festival. He is from Kun Ming, China.