Special Events

@CTION! Party
The now-legendary Friday night party held at a downtown nightclub. Featuring tunes from the Hot Commodities DJ crew and the Free Agents Brass Band. Sponsored by Schlafly beer. The party begins at 10pm.
Buskers Last Stand
With a tear and a beer the festival ends as the last air escapes the bellows of the accordion. Link arms with your festival friends and join a ragtag crew of buskers in the lobby of the Missouri Theatre as they offer an instant wake for T/F 2010. Event begins directly after the closing night film.
Closing Night Reception
A common meal for all who attend our closing night film at the Missouri Theatre. Catered by our good friends at Addison's.
Eastside Showcase
The Eastside Tavern hosts a kick-off show featuring Roxy Beach, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Jerusalem & the Starbaskets. Doors at 8pm; show at 10pm.
Filmmaker Fete
Sycamore Restaurant and PS Gallery host this year's banquet in honor of our visiting filmmakers. Sponsored by Skyy Vodka and Patrón.
Friday Night Showcase
Roots music lovers, this is the showcase for you. Pokey Lafarge of St. Louis, Bramble of Salt Lake City, Robert Blake from the Northwest, and the David Wax Museum of Boston bring their energetic modern takes on traditional music of Mexico, Ireland, and the United States. Doors at 8pm; show at 9pm.
Gimme Truth!
The world's greatest documentary game show returns with host Johnny St. John.
March March
The festival's signature kickoff parade through the streets of Columbia. All are welcome to watch and participate! It's free!
Mojo's Party
Stomp out a day's documentaries with the Balkan brass sound of Brooklyn's Raya, Kansas City's indie-popsters Capybara, and Chicago's rhythm-heavy electro rockers Mahjonng. Doors at 8pm. Show at 10pm.
Reality Bites
Directly following the March March, come sample tasty appetizers from some of Columbia's finest downtown restaurants in the Missouri Theatre lobby. (Open to Silver Circle and Lux passholders.)
Saturday Night Showcase
The omelette flippers at Cafe Berlin flip out on the sweet ukulele covers of Karinne Keithley, Northwest folksters Run on Sentence, the road-worthy blues master Bill Haight, and local country favorites Cabin Sessions. Doors at 8pm; show at 9pm.
The Speculative Stroll: A Psychogeographic Walking Tour of Broadway
Free-wheeling raconteur Speed Levitch, featured in the film The Cruise, gives us a free tour of Columbia that introduces us to a city we didn't know existed.
The Weird Wake-Up
Join us for this year's field trip, this time to the Odd Fellows Temple, as we eat breakfast provided by Cafe Berlin and thrill to a "weird, wild ride of pop and paranoia," the exhilarating new film by Adam Curtis, It Felt Like a Kiss.
Thursday Night Showcase
And it all begins with a hoot and a holler.... Our Thursday night kick-off concert will feature fest favorites who will invigorate a great weekend. DIY blues men The Rum Drum Ramblers, the bluegrass folksters the Toughcats, and classic country singer/yodeler Brody Douglas will treat you right. Doors at 8pm; show at 9pm.
True Vision Award
T/F's only annual award goes to director Laura Poitras. Poitras will be presented with the award on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Missouri Theatre before the screening of her landmark The Oath.
Utopia in Four Movements
Filmmaker Sam Green (Weather Underground) and musician Dave Cerf reinvigorate the hopeful notion called utopia in this live, multi-media lecture/performance that weaves together original films.