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Every year in March, the True/False Film Fest celebrates the complex, surprising and hilarious world we share, and the documentary films that capture it. Now, we want to give you a taste of the Fest year round with the True/False podcast. Presented by KBIA. Hosted by Allison Coffelt.
||CleanShorts with Charlie Lyne (LASTING MARKS)||Sometimes, documentary shorts can be seen as stepping stones for filmmakers who want to direct feature-length films, or as afterthoughts on a festival program. But, given their lower costs and shorter runtimes, shorts can allow for a wealth of||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitics Ditto||Figuring out how to tell large-scale stories that affect millions of people can be a daunting task for any filmmaker. Sometimes, personal experience is the most effective way in. In this conversation, taken from the Field Session "Politics Ditto," from||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWithin Reason||Anand Patwardhan is a filmmaker who has been making documentaries on the socio-political reality of India for over four decades. His latest film, a four-hour and twenty-minute epic titled "Reason," chronicles India's shift from secular democracy toward||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Journey with Emelie Mahdavian||Emelie Mahdavian is the writer, editor and producer of this year's True Life Fund recipient "Midnight Traveler," showing at True False 2019. The film is directed by film-maker Hassan Fazili, who documented his own family's journey from Afghanistan as th||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNarration with Miko Revereza (NO DATA PLAN)||In his first feature film, “No data plan,” True/False alum Miko Revereza eschews a faceless off-screen narrator in favor of a voiceless, subtitled one, along with interviews of friends and family. “No data plan” reinvents the road trip movie as||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappenings with Dora Garcia (SEGUNDA VEZ)||In this episode, we’ll be listening to a conversation between True/False’s Paul Sturtz and Dora Garcia, director of the film “Segunda Vez." The staged documentary is anchored in the “happenings” - which are part performance art pieces, part so||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrue/False 2019 Films Preview||On this episode, we’re previewing this year’s films and filmmakers with three True/False programmers, Chris Boeckmann, Amir George and Abby Sun. This year’s True/False film line-up includes 36 new nonfiction films, 5 repertory films, and 18 new sh||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusicality with Morgan Neville||WIth upbeat and affirmational songs like “It’s Such a Good Feeling,” and “It’s You I Like,” music was at the heart of Mister Rogers’ message, and how he expressed his worldview. It’s fitting, then, that music plays a key part in Academy||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRough Cut (Part 2)||Directors Agnieszka Zwiefka and Daniel Hymanson attended the 2018 Rough Cut Retreat; where they got feedback on early versions of their films. We checked in with them about 6 months later to get an intimate view of the filmmaking process in real time. I||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRough Cut (Part 1)||Directors Mo Scarpelli, Hannah Jayanti and Elizabeth Lo all attended the 2018 Rough Cut Retreat; where they got feedback on early versions of their films. We checked in with them about 6 months later to get an intimate view of the filmmaking process in||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFollowing the Money, With Kimberly Reed||Kimberly Reed thought campaign finance was too complex for a documentary. But that was before her home state of Montana began fighting back against anonymous money. Allison Coffelt talks with Director Kimberly Reed about the making of a true-life||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReflect||Directors Kim Hopkins (VOICES OF THE SEA) , Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside (AMERICA) spent significant time with their subjects, close-knit families in Cuba and Mexico, respectively. Listen in on these three as they consider the many things they have i||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRejoice||Over years of editing, both Leilah Weinraub (SHAKEDOWN) and RaMell Ross (HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING) found themselves migrating away from conventional cinematic languages. In a conversation during True/False 2018 they discussed how they are||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReconstruct||Fellipe Barbosa built his latest film ( GABRIEL AND THE MOUNTAIN) around the remnants of his friend Gabriel's life, from his photographs to excerpts of his diary. Matt Holzman’s podcast, KCRW’s The Document, extracts new audio stories from the foota||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFamily with Laura Bari (PRIMAS)||Director Laura Bari discusses the intimate, emotional and uncomfortable depictions of her own family in her film PRIMAS. The film is the True Life Fund selection for True/False 2018. Money raised by the Fund will benefit Bari's nieces who are the subjec||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriendship with Sandi Tan (SHIRKERS)||Director Sandi Tan discusses her complicated relationships with a childhood "frenemy" and the middle-aged mentor with whom they made a film in Singapore in 1992. Tan's documentary SHIRKERS explores why that film was never released. It is playing this ye||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlackness with RaMell Ross (HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING)||Director RaMell Ross discusses reimagining depictions of the American South and the flaws of documentary filmmaking. His film HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING follows the lives of two young African-American men in Alabama and is playing this year||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrue/False 2018 Films Preview||True/False programmers Chris Boeckmann and Abby Sun give the inside scoop on can't miss films, revamped shorts programs and this year's True Vision Award recipient: director Dieudo Hamadi.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommunity with Chico Pereira (DONKEYOTE)||Director Chico Pereira discusses the role his community and his family played in shaping his film DONKEYOTE, which played at True/False 2017. The films depicts his uncle Manolo's plan to travel from rural Spain to the United States accompanied by his||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlace with Peter Nicks (THE FORCE)||Director Peter Nicks discusses the role that the city and people of Oakland play in shaping his work. His most recent documentary, THE FORCE, documents a year of crises in the Oakland Police Department and played at True/False 2017.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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The True False film festival has well-earned a reputation for its thoughtful curation of documentary films. Now you can sample their taste without traveling to Missouri. From our team at the Pure Nonfiction podcast, welcome to the airwaves!