April 15, 2013
We recently added “Rarely Has Reality Needed So Much to be Re-imagined: A Mostly True History of the True/False Film Fest” to the DBRL collection. The book was released at the 2013 True/False Film Fest. Here’s a synopsis from the book website:
Your favorite film fest is almost ten years old (no, we can’t believe it either)! To immortalize this milestone, and all the people who helped make it happen, we’re putting out a shiny, lovingly designed anniversary book. Titled, Rarely Has Reality Needed So Much to be Re-imagined: A mostly true history of the True/False Film Fest, this book is a 160 page, art-packed, small scale keepsake documenting the first 10 years and pointing forward to the next 10.
Be sure to check out our True/False Film Fest movies at DBRL to see lists of films from the past 10 years of the festival.
March 6, 2013
Tuesday, March 12 › 7-8:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
Join us for a special showing of ”The Invisible War” (93 min.) at Columbia Public Library. The film is the latest from acclaimed director Kirby Dick who made a recent appearance at the local Based on a True Story conference. This film is sponsored by the local branch of the Association of American University Women and the Columbia Public Library in honor of Women’s History Month. The film will be followed by a discussion moderated by members of the Association of American University Women. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
A groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Follows the stories of several idealistic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info. While this film is not part of the monthly Center Aisle Cinema series, we’d still encourage you to attend.
February 18, 2013
We’ve compiled a list of previous documentaries available at DBRL from the directors who are presenting films at the upcoming True/False Film Fest. Check out their old films before you attend the fest for their new films!
True/False 2013 film: “Crash Reel”
Past films as director: “Waste Land,” “Countdown to Zero,” “Blindsight,” “Devil’s Playground”
True/False 2013 film: “Dirty Wars”
Past film as director: “The Fourth World War”
True/False 2013 films: “Leviathan,” ”Sweetgrass”
Past film as director: “Sweetgrass”
True/False 2013 film: “Manhunt”
Past films as director: “Sergio,” “Ghosts of Rwanda,” “Commanding Heights”
True/False 2013 film: “Pussy Riot — A Punk Prayer”
Past films as director: “Earth Days,” “Oswald’s Ghost,” “Civilian Conservation Corps”
True/False 2013 film: “Twenty Feet From Stardom”
Past films as director: “Troubadours,” “Respect Yourself,” “Muddy Waters,” “Shakespeare Was A Big George Jones Fan,” “Iggy and the Stooges”
True/False 2013 film: “Which Way is the Front Line From Here?”
Past film as director: “Restrepo”
To see more about the films showing at True False 2013, check out the list of films on the True/False website or check out the the trailers for the festival on youtube. Be sure to check out our True/False Film Fest films at DBRL to see lists of past True False films.
January 23, 2013
Saturday, February 2 › 11 a.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
Attend for True/False passes giveaway!
Get ready for the True/False Film Festival with 102.3 BXR and 1400 KFRU. Program attendees will get a step-by-step explanation of all things True/False, including a Q-and-A session with festival organizers. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at a few films before the schedule is released! We’ll also be raffling two free Lux passes (valued at $175 each), but you must be present to win. Last year the library’s Friends Room was packed with program attendees, so plan to arrive early to get a seat.
Don’t forget that we have many of the past True/False films in the DBRL collection. You can view our True/False Film Fest lists that we’ve set up on our catalog.
November 21, 2012
The PBS series POV is putting out a call for users to pick the greatest documentaries of all time. Check out the list below and add your vote! The poll closes on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 5 PM Eastern time.