Saturday Hindsights


The Ramble

The Ramble, a True/False staple, is a unique collective poetic improvisation led by poet Gabriel Williams. While a tour of the art installations in downtown Columbia is plenty wonderful, the quirky commentary by Williams is a big part of the fun too.

Filmmaker Fête

The banquet is another essential event for the film fest. Visiting filmmakers feasted on the food and the artwork at Orr Street Studios where the event is hosted.

Gimme Truth!

The documentary game show welcomes local non-professional filmmakers that try to fool seasoned directors. The local filmmakers present their totally true or totally false two-minute docs to them.


Dick Johnson is Dead

The dark comedy about director Kirsten Johnson fake-killing her father in various ways on camera brought laughter and sorrow to the audience members. 

City So Real

From acts of kindness to political action, director Steve James recognizes Chicagoans' humanity and shares it with the True/False audience.


Alexander Nanau’s latest documentary looks at the political corruption in Romania. Though the film exposes local dysfuncions, but the themes are universal

Sunday Foresights


Closing Night Reception

The annual closing reception will provide a common meal for all who attend Dick Johnson is Dead at the Missouri Theatre on Sunday. The meal is catered, for the seventeenth year in a row, by the stalwarts at Addison’s restaurant—the drinks flow courtesy of our friends at Logboat, Public House, and Les Bourgeois Vineyards.

6 to 7 p.m., Missouri Theatre

Ticket required; the film ticket includes the reception.

The Ramble

If you missed out on the art installations tour, there’s a chance for you to catch up this afternoon.

12 to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4 p.m., Box Office

Free and open to the public

Buskers Last Stand

The film fest will be coming to an end as brightly as it started, with vibrant live music performed in the Sculpture Yard on Ninth Street. 

9 to 10 p.m., The Sculpture Yard on Ninth & Missouri Theatre

No ticket required; theater lobby open to passholders & those with a ticket to the closing night film; Sculpture Yard open to all, weather permitting.


The embers of T/F 2020 will be kept alive with midnight waffles enjoyed at Cafe Berlin. Join filmmakers and film critics as they fight for their chance to appear on the famed Film Comment podcast, recorded live on stage by the publication’s editor Nicolas Rapold.

12:30 to 4 a.m., Cafe Berlin

Open to all; admission is free, waffles are not.


Down a Dark Stairwell

The documentary by director Ursula Liang about marginalized communities fighting for justice is playing at  4 p.m. at Jesse Auditorium. 

Mucho Mucho Amor 

This film that follows a Puerto Rican TV astrologer that suddenly disappeared will be playing at 3:30 p.m. at Missouri Theatre. 


A German boy and his family confront their country's past in this documentary by director Ina Luchsperger. It will be screened at 5 p.m. at The Globe. 

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