TRUE/FALSE GOES NEW YORK
Aug. 21 & 22 @ the IFC Center
Sneak previews of three new and noteworthy films
“An intriguing young film festival aimed at embracing the changing face of
documentary.” – indieWIRE
Now entering its fourth year, True/False (based in Columbia, Missouri) has
quickly become a must on the film festival circuit — “the best US documentary
festival,” per indie film maven John Pierson — offering a smartly-curated
focus on original and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of documentary
filmmaking. This summer, the organizers bring sneak previews of three recent
True/False favorites to New York audiences. After the screenings, T/F alums
Dana Adam Shapiro and Sarah Price grill the directors with some tough
questions. Tickets for each night are $12.
Monday, August 21 at 7:00
CHALK (2006, Mike Akel)
File under: so real it hurts. “50% of teachers quit within the first three years
of teaching.” So begins this humorous, frenetic and painful tale of three novice
teachers and one reluctant administrator attempting to navigate one year in the
public school system. As they deal with rebellious students, faculty squabbles
and a mutinous photocopying machine, CHALK offers an intimate look at what
those who can’t, do. After the screening, join Dana Adam Shapiro, the
co-director of Murderball, as he interviews director Mike Akel.
Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00
THE LAST SUPPER (2005, Mats Bigert & Lars Bergstrom)
This visually arresting doc-meets-installation-art-piece explores the tradition
of a last meal for condemned prisoners.
SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME (2005, Marc Isaacs)
Heartrending and hilarious in ways that only the love life of an 11-year-old can
be, this British doc is certain to provoke lots of discussion and perhaps some
controversy. After the screenings, Sarah Price (The Yes Men, American Movie)
interviews Bergstrom and Isaacs.
http://www.ifccenter.com/event?eventid=999927True/False Film Festival
Mar. 1-4, 2007
“Rarely has Reality needed so much to be imagined.” – Chris Marker
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