True/False Film Festival puts Missouri on the cinematic map
At first, Paul Sturtz and David Wilson had a hard sell when they pursued moviemakers on the streets outside the Sundance or Toronto Film Festivals.
As the owners of the Ragtag Cinema, a funky independent movie house in Columbia, Missouri, they already had some industry cred. But, in 2003, they were so inspired by the growing ranks of high-quality documentaries that they conceived the True/False Film Festival, a showcase for bold, non-fiction cinema. Getting those bold filmmakers to come to a college town in the heart of the Midwest in the dead of winter?