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Every year, 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 Sebastián Martínez Valdivia. (Previously hosted by Allison Coffelt)

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Every year, 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 Sebastián Martínez Valdivia. (Previously hosted by Allison Coffelt)

    True/False 2022 Films Preview

    True/False 2022 Films Preview

    A chat with True/False Film Festival programmers' about the newly announced slate of films for this year's festival.

    • 17 min
    Revisiting Weirdness with Lance Oppenheim

    Revisiting Weirdness with Lance Oppenheim

    A chat with True/False Film Festival programmers' about the newly announced slate of films for this year's festival.

    • 21 min
    Oscillation with Khalik Allah (I WALK ON WATER) and Ursula Liang (DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL)

    Oscillation with Khalik Allah (I WALK ON WATER) and Ursula Liang (DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL)

    In this episode of the True/False Podcast: a conversation from last year's festival between filmmakers Ursula Liang and Khalik Allah. Both were at True/False to show their latest features. Liang's film Down a Dark Stairwell documents the effects of a police shooting of an unarmed Black man. Allah's film I Walk on Water pushes the boundaries of the filmmakers' relationship with those they document.

    • 27 min
    Intimacy with Rikkí Wright (A SONG ABOUT LOVE)

    Intimacy with Rikkí Wright (A SONG ABOUT LOVE)

    This week, we’re continuing our dispatches from True/False 2020 with a conversation between artist and filmmaker Rikkí Wright and programmer Jeanelle Augustin. Wright’s work is often deeply personal and offers commentary on how she interacts with and understands the world around her. “A Song About Love,” Wright's latest short film, showed ahead of The Giverny Document, and is a dreamy mix of vibrant, colorful images and archival material. As she told Jeanelle, Wright’s work started as a way to engage with her own family and document her life.

    • 24 min
    2021 Films Preview with Angela Catalano and Amir George

    2021 Films Preview with Angela Catalano and Amir George

    Many things about this year's True/False Film Festival have changed, but one that hasn't is our annual programmer preview. This year, programmers Angela Catalano and Amir George join the podcast to preview some of the films coming to this year's outdoor fest, which starts May 5. Angela and Amir preview Questlove's directorial debut Summer of Soul, Pete Nicks's Homeroom, and a number of other films and events fest-goers can look forward to.

    • 22 min
    Retaining Humanity with David France and Maxim Lapunov (WELCOME TO CHECHNYA)

    Retaining Humanity with David France and Maxim Lapunov (WELCOME TO CHECHNYA)

    We continue our dispatches from last year's festival with the final True/False Podcast episode recorded in-studio during 2020. The guests were filmmaker David France and Maxim Lapunov, who was imprisoned and tortured as part of the Chechen government's persecution of its LGBTQ community. Lapunov and the subjects of France's 2020 film, Welcome to Chechnya were the recipients of the True Life Fund, the festival's philanthropic effort which provides monetary support to those documented in the select film. Welcome to Chechnya co-producer Igor Myakotin provided translation.

    • 21 min

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