Well, I finally did it. I managed to post for a month long about nothing but documentaries. I enjoyed this little exercise in focusing on one genre of fillmmaking for a month and it was all for my lead up to the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, MO. The fest takes place on March 1st through March 4th and the focus is on the art of documentary films. While there are a few that toe the line to non-fiction genre, the aim of the fest is to open a dialogue channel between audiences and filmmakers. I have been excited about this fest as it will be my first, heavy film festival to take part in.
So with my pass purchased, the hotel booked and my time off from work put in, I am poised to experience around 17 films within the span of 4 days. It might seem daunting and not much of a vacation for most people, but I am going for the experience and enjoyment of film. Also this will give me a ton of content to write about and also gain experience on festival writing. So if any potential film sites want to send me to, oh, Sundance or anything, please let me know. Just throwing that out there.
My aim is to do micro-updates, highlighting short blurbs on the films and experience each day and then taking a bit of time later in the month to fully review each film. If you aren’t following me on twitter, do so to get tweets from me while I am there and my attempt to get a photo with Morgan Spurlock and other filmmakers there. Follow me at @PlotDevices on twitter!
So to get you pumped or somewhat interested in my little venture, I am posting some trailers and synopsis about some of the films that I am seeing at the True/False Fest. Just a taste before you dive into what I have to say. Enjoy!
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