True/False Film Festival preview by Jill Renae Hicks
Life often rests in the gap between what is true and what is false — perhaps especially when it comes to documentaries. When True/False Film Fest made its official debut in Columbia in 2004, the focus was, and has remained, on the slash mark. In documentaries — which are, by definition, nonfiction films — how do cameras possibly influence the film's participants? And once in a while, a few fictive documentaries sneak into the program — but do they perhaps contain other types of truth we can learn from?