True/False 2017 Overview

truefalseThe 14th edition of the True/False Film Fest takes place this weekend, starting Thursday, March 2 and wrapping on Sunday, March 5. More than 30 new and retrospective features, including several hush-hush “secret screenings,” will be showcased in the welcoming college town of Columbia MO, a line-up of highlights from notable events like Sundance, IDFA, Toronto, and elsewhere, as well as several new titles. While I’m sadly missing the festival this year, here’s a brief look at some of the new or under-the-radar titles I’d be checking out if I were in attendance:

donkeyote-featured-imageAmong these are Chico Pereira’s infectiously charming DONKEYOTE (pictured), which follows the director’s uncle as he sets off on a quixotic trip with his faithful donkey and dog; Viktor Jakovleski’s BRIMSTONE & GLORY, a portrait of a Mexican town known for its fireworks; Shevaun Mizrahi’s DISTANT CONSTELLATION, on life in an Istanbul retirement home; Florent Vassault’s LINDY LOU, JUROR NUMBER 2, which accompanies the titular figure as she revisits a trial that has haunted her for twenty years; Fan Jian’s STILL TOMORROW, a portrait of Chinese woman who experiences unexpected fame; and Lea Glob and Mette Carla Albrechtsen’s VENUS, which surveys 100 women on their sexual history.

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